PTI leader arrested as CDA demolishes portion of party office in Islamabad


ISLAMABAD:

In a significant development, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has closed off and partially torn down the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) main office in the capital city, as seen on Express News.

Records reveal that the enforcement arm of the CDA, supported by a substantial number of police officers, embarked on an initiative to clear out the violations and unauthorized developments at the PTI’s head office. CDA representatives claimed that the construction of an additional level was against the sanctioned architectural regulations.

As a section of the PTI headquarter’s building came down during the demolition initiative, information spread quickly, prompting the arrival of PTI figures at the location including party chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan.

CDA personnel remarked that the property in question, positioned in Sector G-8/4, was being utilized beyond its granted terms with illegal additions put up. They detailed that the land was initially allocated to one Sartaj Ali, and it was purported that PTI had illegitimately taken charge and made unlawful constructions on the site.

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The local authorities highlighted repeated breaches by the landowner, despite a succession of notifications and cautions. The initial notice was sent out on November 19, 2020, with another following on February 22, 2021. A final notice was served on June 14, 2022, and a show-cause notice was delivered on September 4, 2023, when corrective measures were not undertaken.

Following persistent disregard of the directives, the CDA issued orders on May 10, 2024, to lock up the premises. The CDA’s spokesperson maintained that the drive against unauthorized annexations and constructions would persist throughout Islamabad with fair implementation of the law.

Barrister Gohar advised PTI supporters at the venue to uphold tranquility.

In related news, PTI leader Aamir Mughal was taken into custody in the capital.

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