Slum growth: IHC wants more detailed report on katchi abadis

No comments yet – Islamabad – The capital has been witness to rampant growth and expansion of slums in the recent past. Dissatisfied with a report submitted by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on the illegal growth of katchi abadis in the city, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed the CDA administration member to submit a detailed report on February 7.

On January 28, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had summoned the interior secretary and the CDA Administration Member Amir Ali Ahmed, seeking details on the mushroom growth of slums. Ahmed appeared before the court hearing on Thursday and submitted a report.

However, the court was not was satisfied with it and asked him to submit a more comprehensive report in the next hearing. The court observed the manner in which katchi abadis emerge in the city and people manage to live there illegally.

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