CDA Islamabad employees group gets booked CDA chairman for threats – Officers say the group defeated in CBA elections and affiliated with PPP blackmailing management
ISLAMABAD (June 12, 2011) : Clash between a group of employees and Capital Development Authority (CDA) management over the jobs and some other demands have reached to a point of no return as on alleged instruction of an influential political personality Aabpara Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi under sections of theft and threats to the group.
According to sources, Amanullah Khan group that claims to be very close to a party sitting in the government started a sit-in outside the CDA headquarters from June 6. The group was demanding that jobs should be given on merit basis. Later on they started huger strike.
Due to their sit-in the CDA chairman started sitting in the Convention Centre to avoid any confrontation but on the evening of June 8 Amanullah Group alleged that the chairman and other board members reached their hunger strike camp and dispersed them forcibly, stole their tents, carpets and other things and extended them threats. The group filed an application with Aabpara Police Station making Shabir Babar as complainant against the CDA management.
After three days Aabpara police registered FIR vide No 241 under section 506 and 379 and nominated CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, Member Finance Saeedur Rehman, Director Security Abdul Razaq Kiyani, Director DMA Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Deputy Director Safdar Shah, Director Public Relations Ramzan Sajid and others.
An officer of CDA told Daily Times that according to the rules FIR could not be registered against an officer of grade 22 without approval of secretary of the relevant ministry. He said in this case approval of the Secretary Establishment was necessary but it was strange that police did not bother to ask him. A CDA director general said he had learnt that Rizwan Qureshi, a political personality of the city was behind the FIR. He said Qureshi frequently visited CDA with files bundles in his arms and it was his influence that police registered FIR at 3am.
Blackmailing: The officers said under the law only sitting CBA could hold a demonstration and put demands of employees before the management. They said though Amanullah Khan group was defeated in CBA election still they were trying to blackmail the management.
The officers said they were sick of the group which in past they even tortured Director DMA Mansoor Ahmed Khan and Khair Muhammad Sithar and FIRs were registered against them, but every time the CDA Chairman interfered and requested the officers to have a patch up. The officers said they were considering protests against the group and arrange a sit-in in front of Parliament House.
(Published in “DailyTimes” on Monday, June 13, 2011)