CDA to abrogate services of counsels causing delays in finalization of cases


ISLAMABAD, June 22 (TNS): Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to abrogate services of counsels causing delays in finalization of cases.

A warning in this regard has been issued to CDA counsels through a circular whereby it has been conveyed that if delay is caused by concerned counsel in filing the comments / replies despite receipt of the same from the concerned directorate, the services of such counsel will be abolished.

The circular has been issued by Director General (Administration) following directions of Member (Administration).

Member Administration CDA Mohammad Yasir Peerzada in this regard has said Law Directorate of CDA is being reformed to increase its utility for the Authority. Performance of Law Directorate has direct impact on overall performance if the Authority. We expect shining days for Law Directorate in future.

It had been observed with great concern by competent authority that in various cases pending before the honourable courts, tribunals, judicial and quasi-judicial forums requisite reports, replies and para-wise comments were not filed within stipulated time.

The delay in filling of replies or comments had led to issuance of restraining orders and as such the interests of the Authority were greatly compromised due to inefficiency or in some cases collision of the officials with litigant party.

This did not only lead to huge financial loss but also caused serious embarrassment to the management and officials who were consequently directed by courts to appear in courts or appear in person to justify the delays.

The competent Authority had taken very serious notice of the situation and had directed initiation of strict disciplinary proceedings against official found responsible for causing such unjustified delay.