Plot cancelled 24 years ago restored

ISLAMABAD: The city managers have set another example of ‘favouritism’ by restoring a commercial plot in G9 Markaz that was cancelled 24 years ago, a document regarding the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board’s recent decision has revealed.

It said that the plot has been restored for the second time by violating relevant rules and regulations of the civic body and on nominal charges. According to the rules, the bidder has to pay present market price of the plot, which has been estimated at Rs 134 million. The CDA approved its restoration by collecting only Rs 50.5 million. Continue reading

Prime lands selected for Ashiana schemes: CM


Minar-e-Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said prime lands have been selected for Ashiana housing schemes in the cities across the province so that the residents could live peacefully and honourably.

He was presiding over a meeting on Ashiana housing project in his camp office at Minar-e-Pakistan here on Thursday.

The CM said that like Danish schools, Ashiana scheme was important as it had realised the dream of the common man to have his own house. He said Ashiana housing scheme was unique regarding its design and standard of construction and even better facilities than the housing societies of the elite had been provided in the scheme. Continue reading

G-14 allottees decide to become party in IHC case

Map showing the five zones of Islamabad Capita...

Map showing the five zones of Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLAMABAD: In order to defend their rights and interests, the allottees of G-14 have decided to become a party in the case being heard by Islamabad High Court. They fear that the land mafia is active to exert political pressure to get the bogus tenders included in the list of the award and have obtained a stay order from the court to stop development work in the sector. The allottees have formed an action committee to contest their case.

A spokesman of the committee told this correspondent that the sector was opened eight years ago and the thousands of allottees including retired employees, widows, lawyers, judges and media persons who have already made payment of the plot to the Housing Foundation. In spite of that development work in the sector is being delayed. Houses have been surveyed in the sector and a list of old and genuine affectees has been supplied to Land Acquisition Collector. But the land mafia is a hurdle in the way. It was under pressure of the land mafia that Director Law Housing Foundation Malik Zafar was transferred. Prior to his transfer he was threatened that names of bogus affectees be included in the list. Continue reading

Seven LDA officials reshuffled

LAHORE, June 7: Lahore Development Authority Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema on Thursday issued transfer orders for seven officials, including four directors, in order to improve performance of various LDA wings/directorates.

According to a press release, Tanveer Ahmad Warraich, director (Land Development-I), has been transferred and posted as director (Estate Management-II).

Muhammad Imran Raza, director (Land Development-II), has been transferred and posted as director (Land Development-I) vice Tanveer Ahmad Warraich.

Upon joining LDA on deputation, Liaquat Ali Randhawa has been posted as director (Land Development-II) vice Muhammad Imran Raza.

The DG appointed Director (Inspection & Evaluation) Jamshed Siddiqui as representative of LDA at Public Cell situated at the Chief Minister’s Camp Office, Minar-i-Pakistan, Lahore.

The services of Ahmed Usman Javaid (estate officer) and Yawar Bashir Virk (assistant director, Land Development-III) have been placed at the disposal of director (Estate Management, LDA Avenue-I).

Muhammad Zubair Khan (estate officer) has also been transferred and posted at Directorate of Land Development-III, LDA as assistant director.

POLIO: District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal on Thursday paid surprise visits to various areas including bus terminals of the city to monitor last day of the anti-polio drive.

He visited various union councils of Samanabad and Sikandria colony and asked citizens about the performance of anti-polio teams. He personally knocked the doors of houses and persuaded the people to get their children vaccinated.

The DCO visited the CDGL bus terminal and suspended Muhammad Akram (terminal in-charge) for not coordinating with the polio teams working there. He directed the administration to ensure administering polio drops to children travelling with their parents/guardians in order to achieve 100 per cent target.

SEWERAGE: DCO Mengal took notice of poor sewerage at Johar Town (Sector G-I) and directed Wasa to repair the system of sewers.

He also directed Wasa officials to submit report after completing the work. — S

Khizra Mosque in Samanabad

Khizra Mosque in Samanabad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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