During the hearing of a case relating to the construction of a commercial plaza on a community plot in Islamabad, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed raised the question as to how the community plot has been converted into a commercial purpose. Why build a swimming pool on the Ultimate Community Plot?
Providing facilities on community plots was CDA’s job, how can a CDA board sell or lease a community plot to someone? The court summoned the chairman CDA at the next hearing and asked for a plot and history of the community plot.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and a three-member bench of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the case. The CDA’s lawyer told the court that the community plot was to create a swimming pool, the CDA board approved to set up shops on this plot in 1992.
Allotte’s lawyer said that plot allotment of Rs 40 million has been deposited, the remaining 5 lakhs will be deposited in a week, on which the Chief Justice expressed his unhappiness and said, what do we do ? if CDA allow shopping malls on the land of supreme court ?
Allottee had to pay Rs 9 crore, which the court had reduced to 4 crore and said that the money should be given to the dam fund, how the community plot has been converted into commercial purposes, he asked.