The members of the Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan, came together years ago and established their own company to provide affordable and decent housing for its members. They were then registered with the federal government under the Cabinet Division Employees Cooperative Housing Society Regd. (CDECHS).
At first, the CDECHS was created to make plots accessible only to Cabinet Division employees. Cabinet Division, but later on, after a long period of public pressure, was a factor and the Society became open to all divisions/ministries located in Islamabad. Recently, it set aside 20 per cent of plots for private residents. At present, it is among the most sought-after residential societies in Islamabad.
Given the exclusive position of the CDEHCS located in the primary housing sector of Islamabad, The Society must adhere to the rules and regulations laid out for urban planning and development by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The CDA has approved the Society’s permission to develop schemes by granting its No. CDA/PLW-UP (90) Cab. Div. /ECHS/93/3773 of the 23rd of December, 1993.
In general terms, CDEHCS is expected to manage all essential facilities, including parks and schools for secondary and primary school and health centres and a community centre, commercial areas, mosques, playgrounds as well as a sports club, and the graveyard. The housing scheme will comprise the services like gas, electricity, an independent water supply, and a reliable sewerage and drainage system of drainage and sewerage. Connect points to all these utilities are made available at every step of the plot being developed.