Islamabad (August 10, 2018): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday has forcefully vacated parliament lodges after former lawmakers failed to comply with its orders.
Despite losing the general elections on July 25, more than 80 former members of the National Assembly have not yet vacated their suites in Parliament Lodges.
Those who haven’t vacated the lodges include former PML-N minister Tallal Chaudhry, former MQM convenor Farooq Sattar, former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali and PkMAP chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai among others.
The former MNAs belong to the PML-N, MQM-P, PkMAP, ANP, PML-Q, JUI-F, PTI, PSP and PPP. The lodges should have been vacated when the parliamentary term ended three months ago.“In the wake of non-compliance, the competent authority has decided to vacate these rooms forcefully by breaking the locks,” read the notification.
Police, as well as sub-divisonal magistrate of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), were called in to smash locks of the entrance to the rooms and vacate the lodges.
However, some of the parliamentarians handed over the keys of their rooms to concern department after vacating them. As many as 80 parliamentarians did not vacate the rooms after receiving the final notice.
After the end of the deadline of 24 hours CDA enforcement department taking the action vacated the rooms.
The heavy police contingency was also called to avert any untoward incident.