No buyer for 1,000 state properties,

“At present the board is worried about its failure in selling at least 20 major

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properties located on prime locations in major cities. Although we are trying to attract a number of interested parties/customers through advertisements in newspapers and open biddings, we are surprised that people are not taking interest in such prime commercial properties,” board`s consultant (properties) Amin Dogar told Dawn. Continue reading

Malir Expressway KMC to invite int’l bids for construction

KARACHI: Karachi Metro-politan Corporation (KMC) has decided to call tenders for the construction of

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94-kilometre Malir Expressway through its publication in international media for submission of bids by mid-May 2012.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed on Thursday.

The project will be carried out under the public-private partnership agreement that would cost about Rs 70 billion. Its completion would provide convenience to heavy traffic taking the route of National Highway. Continue reading

Development work afoot in sector I-11/1-2

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ISLAMABAD: Development work is underway in sector I-11/1 and I-11/2, while fund worth of Rs 320 has been approved for the development project. The development of the sector was on hang fire for last 20 years due to land dispute between victims of Bokra Saraheen and Capital Development Authority (CDA). Sources said that 850 plots were allotted to CDA employees in the sector in 1989, while 2,300 plots were allotted to the employees in 2005-6.

The development work would be completed within 18 months. It is relevant to mention here that CDA employees are very happy with initiation of the development work in the aforementioned sectors. online


Development work in Sector I-16 in last phase: CDA

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has completed more than 90 percent of the development work in Sector I-16 and the allottees have started construction of their houses in the area, said CDA Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi on Thursday.

He was briefing members of Senate Standing Committee headed by Senator Kulsoom Parveen during their visit to inspect the development work in the Sector I-16 on Thursday. Continue reading

AKD, Carlton Hotel vie for Keenjhar Lake resort project

KARACHI – The Carlton Hotel management and the renowned stock market tycoon, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, have entered the race to get hold of the Keenjhar Lake Resort development project worth around Rs 3.40 billion, Pakistan Todayhas learnt.

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The Sindh Tourism Department in collaboration with the provincial government’s Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Unit had offered the Keenjhar Lake Development Project on PPP basis, under which the government would foot 40 percent bills and the investor would inject 60 percent capital into the project. Well-placed sources told Pakistan Today that both the intending parties have submitted their expressions of interest with the Sindh government to acquire the project and in the next couple of months the government may decide the fate of Keenjhar Lake Development Project, which envisages massive expansion in the tourism sector. Continue reading

Historic buildings to be repaired, says minister

HYDERABAD, Nov 23: The antiquity department has completed a survey of 886 historic buildings of

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Sindh, including 86 of Hyderabad, which will be repaired and restored to their original shape.

This was said by Sindh Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination and Antiquities Makhdoom Jamiluzzaman while talking to reporters at Mukhi House here on Wednesday after inspecting the repair work of the historical building. Continue reading

CAA tells Punjab govt: Chandni Chowk Flyover unsafe to fly over

RAWALPINDI, Nov 23: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) raised objection over the height of Chandni Chowk Flyover and asked Punjab government to reduce it from 26 to 23 feet as the current height might disturb the movement of airplanes.

City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) officials told Dawn on Wednesday that the CAA officials held a meeting with their senior officials as well as those of the National Logistic Cell (NLC) and the highway department at the defence ministry to discuss the issues pertaining to issuing No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the project and asked to reduce the height of flyover. Continue reading

LHC extends stay on fee recovery by LDA

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LAHORE: Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Wednesday, extended stay against recovery of commercialisation/conversion fee by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

The judge also postponed the hearing for two weeks after the Punjab government sought time to file a reply.

He was hearing a petition filed by Faiz Ali and others challenging the levy of this fee. The petitioners’ counsel, Muhammad Azhar Siddique, submitted that under section 23 and 28 of the LDA Act of 1975, the authority had the power of imposing the fee but in the petitioners’ case, the Punjab Housing and Urban Development through the LDA Land Use (Classification, Reclassification, and Redevelopment) Rules 2009 imposed the conversion fee which was not permitted under the law. He said that the LDA Act of 1975 only provided for the authority to charge fees for the betterment, etc, of an area and it had no authority to declare an area commercial and claim fees on this account. Continue reading

Rs. 22.27 million provided for shifting utility services on Murree Road

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RAWALPINDI: Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed and MNA Hanif Abbasi held a meeting here Monday to review the progress of the Murree Road fly over project and shifting of utility services from the project site.

Addressing the meeting, MNA Hanif Abbasi said that the contractor firm, NLC, should sprinkle water on the road sides of the project three times a day to save the people living in adjoining areas from dust.
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