Imran Khan's Bani Gala residence not yet regularised despite SC orders.

ISLAMABAD -- Despite the directives issued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's Bani Gala residence has not yet been formally regularised, media reported Tuesday.

On March 3, 2020, the former prime minister paid Rs1.2 million for the regularisation of his 300-Kanal house to the CDA. It is believed that Khan's Bani Gala residence has been regularised after the payment of the regularisation fee.

The CDA in its written reply informed the publication that due to the changes in the master plan commission, the civic body has not hired the consultant.

'The consultant as mentioned has to be hired in accordance with the recommendations of the master plan commission in the review of the master plan of Islamabad. Such consultants shall address the issues/requirements holistically for the entire ICT limits and not for any individual case', said a CDA official.

As per the official documents, Khan had informed the civic agency that there is 1,1371.09 square feet covered area on the ground floor of his house. By calculating the scrutiny and regularisation fee without approval of charges of the building construction, the CDA had charged Rs1,206,000 for the ground floor of his house.

However, the regularisation of the entire layout of his 300-Kanal house is subject to meeting the other conditions specified in Clause 8.22 of the Islamabad Capital Territory Building Control Rules (BCR) 2020. Even after all the prerequisites are met, the approval will be granted on the recommendations of a consultant to be hired by the CDA.

The CDA in its official response told The News that as of now there are no additional charges on account of construction without approval as the applicable charges on the same account have already been received...

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