Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Planning Wing has issued a public notice notifying all stakeholders of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT)’s recent division into five zones – under the stipulations of ICT (Zoning) Regulations, 1992. The notice further highlights the construction guidelines for ‘Unacquired Sectoral Areas of Zone-1’.
The planning wing has announced that the development of land in the unacquired sectoral areas of Zone-1 shall be subjected to the following conditions:
- Land shall be acquired in a phased manner and will be developed by CDA as per the land use pattern – spelt out in the master plan
- Any land sale/purchase which required alteration in ‘Land Use Rules’ shall not be allowed
- No construction of houses or buildings shall be permissible and no private schemes will be allowed
As per the new delineation of zones, the Zone-1 encompasses sectors up to the existing Grand Trunk (G.T.) Road alignment – from the GT road intersection with Shahrah-e-Kashmir to Nicolson Monument point. This zone includes sectors D-14, D-15 and D-16 and partially includes sectors E-14, E-15, H-13, H-14, H-15 and H-17.
Moreover, any construction of buildings, apartments, settlements, land sub-division etc, in violation in the ICT Building Control Regulations 2020, provisions ICT (Zoning) Regulations 1992 and the Master Plan of Islamabad 1960 termed illegal.
The development authority has warned the general public to ensure its verification in the matters of sale and purchase of property to avoid financial and mental duress. It stated that people should not purchase any property where sellers do not possess building plans approval and no-objection certification (NOC) from the CDA.