The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has converted a land acquired under the pretext of ‘national security’ into a housing scheme. An audit report has revealed this. Public Accounts Committee has been submitted a report on the aviation division.
The report disclosed that the land acquisition that turned the national land into the housing scheme has caused Rs. 1.92 billion loss to the national exchequer.
The report states, “During the audit, it was found that Civil Aviation Authority (GM Walton Aerodrome Lahore) could not get vacated CAA land at Walton Aerodrome measuring 19.21 acres from PAF that forcibly occupied the land in 2006-07 on the pretext of national security and for setting up radar. However, the same land was sold out to members of the Pak Falcon Society for which each member had paid the cost of land/development. This resulted in the unjustified/unauthorized occupation of CAA land valuing Rs1,921 million.”
While replying this CAA said that there are different land issues pending between PAF and the authority. But the audit officials believed that these issues should be resolved appropriately.
Back in November 2011, the CAA Board was resentful over the encroachment on the CAA land and asked to pinpoint the encroachments at all airports.