ISLAMABAD – The angry and vibrant traders of F-8 Markaz have formally given a three-day deadline to CDA to resolve the thorny issue of construction of chambers at Football play ground.
A dispute between traders of the F-8 Markaz and the legal fraternity arose on February 13, when the lawyers started construction of 35 chambers inside the ground.
The traders, however, called the Enforcement Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CAD) to stop them.
This drew the ire of the legal fraternity, who clashed with the traders, leaving three people injured.
On the complaint of the F-8 Markaz Trader Welfare Association President Qamar Zaman Abbasi, the police registered an FIR against more than 50 lawyers for damaging commercial property and resorting to aerial fire.
However, the lawyers approached the same police station, leveling the same charges against the traders. The police, on the complaint of lawyers, also lodged a case against the traders.
Meanwhile, the lawyers resumed construction of chambers at the playground, claiming that they have been issued the no objection certificate (NOC) by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The traders have threatened the CDA that if the matter is not resolved and the lawyers are not made to end their illegal occupation than they would stage a sit-in in front of Supreme Court on Monday.