CDA to be made self-sustaining organisation, says Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD – Permanent income resources would be tapped to make the Capital Development Authority (CDA) a self-sustainable organisation in line with the modern municipalities of the world. This was stated by the Chairman CDA, Engineer Farkhand Iqbal, while presiding the first meeting of the CDA Board after assuming the charge of the office here on Sunday. According to a press statement issued here, the meeting was attended by the members of the authority’s different administrative wings, wherein the new CDA chief was given a presentation on the working of the organization. The new CDA chairman said that the generation of funds through sustainable development process and attracting the foreign investment would be focused and coordinated efforts would be made to execute the development projects. Continue reading

PML-N racks up lobbying for LDA referendum

LAHORE – As Lahore Development Authority referendum draws closer, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has racked up lobbying for sweeping victory of Staff Union headed by party senior leader Sohail Zia Butt, a close cousin of PML-N President Nawaz Sharif. In a step toward wheeling and dealing for Butt leading the staff union in LDA referendum scheduled for December 14, PML-N leadership has entrusted the special task to MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, son of CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. For a past few days, Hamza had remained engaged with various LDA union leaders to hash out a winning strategy. On December 10, Hamza Shahbaz headed an important meeting attended by LDA union leaders at 90, Shahar-e-Quaid-e-Azam (CM secretariat) and succeeded in forming alliance between Staff Union and Employees Welfare Union. Continue reading

Auction of LDA plots on 15th

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LAHORE, Dec 10: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) will hold an open auction of four commercial and 32 residential plots in Sabzazar Housing Scheme on Dec 15.

The LDA management will also sell out 26 other commercial plots in Johar Town, Model Town Extension, Allama Iqbal Town, Tajpura, Mustafa Town, Gujjarpura and Quaid-i-Azam Town through an open auction to be held on Dec 19, says a press release issued here on Saturday. Continue reading

Road works: Work on Peco Road to begin from January


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The government has decided to rehabilitate the crumbling Peco Road and handed the Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) the job of doing the first major repairs on the road for over 20 years.

Tepa Director Mazhar Khan said that the agency had already received Rs120 million for the project and would complete the tendering process after the Ashura. “Work on the ground could begin in the first week of the new year,” he said. Continue reading

Gorakh Hill station: Allotted land not handed over to authority

DADU, Dec 1: The Sindh government has not yet handed over 426,997 acres of land to the Gorakh HillStation Development Authority it had allotted in 2008.

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A meeting was held in Karachi on Wednesday between the authority’s officials and deputy commissioner of Dadu with officials concerned to resolve land allotment. Sindh Chief Secretary Raja Mohammad Abbas chaired the meeting.
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CDA yet to recover Rs 3.6m from Saidpur defaulters

ISLAMABAD – The revenue directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has still to recover over Rs 3.6 million from three major defaulters, despite its worsening financial crisis and a reminder from federal audit authorities. This huge amount is owed by some restaurateurs and an art gallery’s administration that have failed to pay their two years’ rent to the authority. “The three license-holders for Taneez, Polo Lounge and Snake Shake, which are located in Saidpur Model Village have not been paying their rent to the CDA for the last two years. Continue reading