Federal ombudsman summons meeting of marquee owners, CDA: report


ISLAMABAD: After an introductory briefing from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday, Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz has summoned a meeting on Islamabad’s wedding halls and marquees today (Thursday) that will consist of CDA officials and operators of such establishments, reported a local media outlet. 

A press release issued the ombudsman’s office on Wednesday stated: “The Federal Ombudsman has asked all the parties to submit the documents, which are necessary details about the Marriage Halls and Marquees. All the concerned parties have also been desired to submit their written reports.”

The ombudsman was authorised a few days ago by the Supreme Court to inquire into wedding halls and marquees.

Sources said the ombudsman decided to hold a meeting of stakeholders on Thursday after being briefed by two CDA members on Wednesday.

The CDA had recently submitted a list before the SC stating that all 67 marquees and wedding halls functioning in Islamabad were doing so without its permission.