Victims’ of Malik Riaz look up to army chief

ISLAMABAD, June 10: Army officials and retired junior commissioned officers, who claim to have suffered at the hands of Malik Riaz, are hoping that Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will heed their appeals for the return of their hard earned savings.

Bahria Town

Bahria Town (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They had invested this money into the DHA Valley. A retired army officer, Col (retired) Mohammad Akhtar, told Dawn that Gen Kayani should address the concerns of retired JCOs and the families of martyrs since “the loss of their money and land in these tough economic times is not easy.”

“I have served in the artillery corps and am now living in a middle-class neighbourhood of the city. I spent my retirement package on the DHA Valley scheme but today I have no plot and no money,” said Col (retired) Akhtar. Continue reading

LDA to spend Rs64m on Raiwind Road

LAHORE, June 8: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) approved on Friday the revised estimate for the improvement and widening of RaiwindRoad’s Bhupatian Chowk worth Rs63.9 million.

Lahore College of Art & Design

Lahore College of Art & Design (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The opposition often raises lavish spending on Raiwind Road which houses the residences of the Sharif brothers.

It was decided in a meeting of the LDA governing body meeting, presided over by District Coordination Officer and LDA Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal, says a press release.

The project includes the widening of the Bhupatian crossing, provision of lane marking, installation of road safety devices and traffic signals, shifting of services and acquisition of land measuring more than four kanals.

The body also delegated powers to the LDA director general for appointing legal firms. Continue reading