Chandni Chowk flyover: Contractor asked to expedite work

RAWALPINDI, Nov 21: Annoyed by the slow pace of work on Chandni Chowk flyover project, the o

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fficials of local government at a meeting on Monday asked the contractor to complete the project within the stipulated time of 90 days, the sources have said.

The meeting convened to review the progress on the project was stunned to know that many government departments have not yet shifted the utility services from the site despite getting funds from the local administration in this regard.

Besides the representatives of the contractors, National Logistic Cell (NLC), Communication and Works (C&W), the meeting was attended by the commissioner, Rawalpindi, Zahid Saeed, MNA Hanif Abbasi, traffic police officials, heads of civic agencies and Wapda and gas authorities. Continue reading

Progress on BBS Road flyover project reviewed

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RAWALPINDI: Commissioner Zahid Saeed and Member National Assembly (MNA) Hanif Abbasi on Monday attended a meeting to review the progress of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (BBS) Road flyover project and shifting of utility services from the project site.

Addressing the meeting, Abbasi said that the contractor firm, NLC, should sprinkle water on the roadsides of the project three times a day to save the people living in adjoining areas from dust. He also said that the site where the utility services were being shifted should be levelled, to save the commuters from any problem.

Saeed directed traffic police department to ensure the smooth traffic on Murree road and on alternative roads at every cost. The traffic police officials and wardens had been increased to control the traffic on BBS Road and on alternative roads to keep the traffic flowing, he added.

Saeed said that TMA Rawal Town officials should remove the encroachments from the alternative roads of Murree Road to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and to minimize the traffic problems on these roads. Continue reading

33,589 acres forestland in Sindh illegally encroached, SA told

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly (SA) was informed on Monday that Sindh Forest Department has vacated 27,026.55 acres of land in various districts of the province since April 2008, while a major portion of land measuring 33,589.50 acres is yet to be recovered from encroachers. Sindh Forest Minister Syed Ali Nawaz Shah, responding to

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a query of MPA Kulsoom Chandio during a question hour said that his department could recover only 800-acre land in Thatta, while still 9,255 acres is under possession of encroachers, followed by 8,694 acres in Shaheed Benazirabad, 3,971 acres in Shikarpur and 1,793 acres in Kashmore. Continue reading

Qaim for completion of uplift schemes on priority basis

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday said that after restoration of the Commissionerate System in Sindh, the funds in development heads were withheld till the matters pertaining to the limits of funds are fixed.

He said the previous system was not delivering, as such the present system has been evolved.

He was speaking at a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister’s House, regarding implementation of District Based Development Portfolio 2011-12, said a statement.

Shah said an immediate action is essential to be taken for provision of funds for development schemes. He stressed upon officers to devote their energies and to complete maximum development works.
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