Cabinet’s proposed restructuring of CDA needs legal cover, interior ministry tells IHC

The Islamabad High Court heard a petition against the decision of the Cabinet to reorganize the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in which a written reply from the parties could not be submitted to the court.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the Islamabad High Court heard the case.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani in his remarks said that a brief decision on the reconstitution of CDA would be issued today.

Additional Secretary Home, Additional Secretary Cabinet, Member Admin CDA appeared in the court.

Kashif Ali Malik Advocate appeared in the court on behalf of CDA Labor Union.

The federal government, CDA and MCI could not submit a written reply to the court during today’s hearing, on which the apex court gave the parties more time to file their reply.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani asked what the federal government wants to do with the proposed plan.

The Additional Home Secretary informed him that the proposed plan is still only an advisory, the plan will be formulated and sent to the federal cabinet and then the cabinet will decide.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani inquired whether any department was going to a ministry or whether it was a plan now.

The Additional Secretary Home Affairs said that no such decision has been taken so far with regard to CDA.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani said that without amending the law, CDA departments could not be run under any ministry.

Ge said, it seems that the cabinet is not satisfied with the recent performance of CDA.

The CDA member admin told the court that no work has been done on this letter so far and we have not received it yet.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani said that this is just a dream, while the petition was filed very quickly.

Islamabad High Court adjourned the case till July 17.