CDA has retrieved 15 acres of illegally occupied state land by Centaurus Mall administration. This land was worth Rs 20 billion. CDA conducted the anti-encroachment operation in Centaurus Mall, and the Mall administration didn’t surrender without a fight. Six people were injured in this procedure including CDA’s enforcement director. In the end, 15 acres of land was retrieved from Centaurus.
CDA has taken action against Marriott Hotel in Islamabad and the encroachments done by the hotel. CDA has retrieved 3.75 acres of land. Marriott hotel construction in this area was illegal as the land was public property.
The reaction of Marriott hotel was this, “Due to security issues and serious threats that the Islamabad Marriot Hotel, and many other hotels in Pakistan, face, security measures are in place in coordination with the CDA and security agencies. We do not need to remind anyone that we have been victims of terrorism in the past and for us, the security and safety of our guests are of the utmost importance to us. The actions of CDA at Marriot Islamabad are in contradiction to the advice of the high court. We are shocked and angry the CDA decided to go to this extreme without consulting us or notifying us.”
Other than Centaurus and Marriott Hotel, CDA has sealed eight towers of Capital Residencia, two under-construction towers of Makkah Towers eight-storey under-construction Fenerinia Residencia, Margalla Residencia, Madina Tower and Umair Residencia. Moreover, the work to extend Khudaad Heights was also stopped.