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Islamabad’s Centaurus Mall sealed by CDA

Islamabad’s Centaurus Mall sealed has been sealed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday.

The high-rise shopping centre located in the capital’s F-8 sector on the confluence of Jinnah and Faisal avenues was sealed overnight.

A notice pasted outside the mall states: “The premises has been sealed on account of non-conforming use by order of director building control-city, CDA (Capital Development Authority).”

A notification dated December 2 initiated by CDA, said that the orders to seal the mall were being issued on account of the failure to “remove building violations”.

The notification, read: “Consequent upon the persistent non-compliance to remove building violations conveyed vide numerous 15 days notices served by Building Control Directorate […] and a show-cause notice … the sealing order of the subject premises/ property is hereby issued, in accordance with ’Islamabad Capital Territory Building Control Regulations 2020 framed thereunder CDA Ordinance 1960 and terms and conditions of allotment/ sale agreement.”

The development takes place a day after a heated argument between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, who is the owner of the mall.

The traders and PTI leaders on Tuesday denounced Islamabad authorities’ move to seal Centaurus Mall, terming it an act of “political revenge” as PM Shehbaz Sharif did not allow the AJK PM to speak during his speech.

 

In the latest development, the traders have blocked Jinnah Avenue in protest amid the sealing of Centaurus Mall.

The images and videos from the spot are now doing rounds on social media.

 

 

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