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Supreme Court (SC) orders CDA to remove gate at D-Chowk

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to remove the gate at D-Chowk to give the Parliament Building a clear view from distance.

According to details, the order came during the hearing of a suo moto case on encroachments in Islamabad. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Gulzar Ahmed heard the case. The CJ issued orders for removing various encroachments – from playgrounds to greenbelts – from the city. Additionally, Justice Gulzar Ahmed warned of action against the officers who fail to do so.

The CJ directed the CDA chairman to visit the entire city himself and act where ever he finds encroachments. In response, the CDA chairman revealed that they had found eight sites where construction violated the original master plan.

The chief justice also took notice of choked parking in commercial areas, houses and plazas built on greenbelts and pollution in crowded areas. He directed the CDA chairman to find appropriate solution to these problems.

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