No costly land to be pledged: Farkhand

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority has issued Letter of Intent (LoI) to firm M/s Oslo for Rs 6524.45 million project of replacement of conventional lights with light emitting diode (LED) lights across the federal capital.

However, as per dramatic arrangement, CDA would pledge it immovable property and Blue Area’s identified property with the lending institution – that would provide Rs 4.9 billion (75 per cent) of the total cost of the project.
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Probe recommends action against LDA planning boss

LAHORE, April 8: An inquiry officer has recommended a disciplinary action against the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) chief town planner (CTP) for misleading the competent authorities causing the suspension of five LDA officers for almost six months through his false reports, Dawn has learnt.

Hafiz Ehsaanul Haq, who recently retired as LDA additional director general, also recommended a reference to the Services and General Administration Department against then administration director Shahid Farid who notified the suspension of Town Planning directors Ume Laila Naqvi and Khalid Hassan Lodhi, who were working in the LDA on a deputation from the Local Government and Community Development Department and the Punjab Housing Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department. Mr Farid failed to inform the competent authority (LDA director general) about the status of these officers. Continue reading

National park land may be lost to land mafia

ISLAMABAD, April 8: The post with a stump for a barrier is not there to guard the

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Northern Pakistan (Photo credit: Imran...)

area where the road goes to but to keep a watch on what looks up for grabs to the land mafia in the national park skirts the picturesque Rawal lake.

It is a telltale sign that land grabbers are on the lookout of carving out the several hundred kanals of the park land, a property of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), for sale to gullible buyers. Continue reading