IHC links salaries of CDA high-ups to payment of compensation

ISLAMABAD: CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal, members of CDA Board, director generals and directors of about 60 directorates would not get their salaries under an order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) till they pay compensation to the affected local residents of Sectors H-16 and I-17.Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC on Monday attached the salaries of CDA chairman and other senior officials for non-complying with the court orders as the court had directed the CDA to give compensation cheques to the affected people before the court on this date of hearing. On July 17, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had warned the CDA officials to pay compensation to the local residents or their salaries would be attached. Continue reading

LDA seals two restaurants

Staff of the Recovery Directorate of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) sealed two restaurants at M. M. Aalam Road, Gulberg, on Friday on account of their failure to pay the annual commercialisation fee to LDA since 2008. According to a LDA’s spokesperson, the two restaurants had been defaulters of Rs 4 million and Rs 2.5 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, the LDA has notified new Ramazan timing. The LDA’s One Window Cell will serve the public from 8am to 12noon daily during the holy month of Ramazan. Moreover, in pursuance to the Punjab government notification, the office of LDA will observe the notified office timings and remain open from 7am to 1pm from Monday to Thursday and from 7am to 12noon on Friday and Saturday. In a separate notification, LDA Director General Ahad Khan Cheema ordered postings of three Assistant Directors of LDA.  Continue reading

LDA to make city uplift plan

Official logo of Lahore

Official logo of Lahore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

THE City District Government Lahore has assigned the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to prepare the ‘Integrated Strategic Development Plan for Lahore Region-2035’.The plan will have the regional focus and include short to long-term action and financing plans.

Interested international firms, having adequate and relevant experience in regional planning and preparation of the master and strategic plans, have been asked to apply for the prequalification. International firms with presence in Pakistan or having joint venture/ consortia with local partners will be preferred. Detailed TORs (Terms of Reference) and RFQ (Request For Qualification) documents can be downloaded from www.lda.gop.pk andwww.urbanunit.gov.pk.

Hard copies of completed RFQ along with required documents will be received by the office of Waseem Ahmad Khan, Chief Metropolitan Planner, Lahore Development Authority, 476-D-II, Main Boulevard, M.A. Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan, by 27th of August 2012.

Govt to curb hoarding: DCO Noor-ul-Amin Mengal said the government was committed to curbing hoarding of essential items with an iron hand. He deputed Sub-Registrars to check the hoarding. Mubashar-ur-Rehman is deputed at Ravi Town, Asif Shah at Aziz Bhatti Town and Tahira Akram at Nishtar Town. DCO directs officers to leave no stone unturned to stop the hoarding because it is a root cause of artificial price-hike. Expressing deep regret over hoarding, he said the holy month of Ramazan meant for winning the goodwill of Allah but certain traders rather forget Allah and His people. Continue reading

IS Development Plan for Lahore region

Lahore—The City District Government Lahore has assigned Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to prepare the ‘Integrated Strategic (IS) Development Plan for Lahore Region- 2035’.The plan will have regional fo

English: A 4 Megapixel picture of Badshahi Mos...

English: A 4 Megapixel picture of Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

cus and include short to long term action and financing plans.

Interested international firms having adequate and relevant experience in Regional Planning, and preparation of Master and Strategic plans have been asked to apply for pre-qualification. International Firms with presence in Pakistan or having joint venture with local partners would be preferred. Continue reading

Land doled out by CDA to Bahria Enclave

Islamabad—Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Division Friday expressed concern over the allocation of huge stretch of land by the Capital Development Authority to facilitate Bahria Enclave for construction of its approach road.

The committee met here under the chairmanship of Senator Kalsoom Parveen and directed CDA to present a report as under which terms and condition the road has been allotted to Bahira Enclave.

The committee noted that around 600 kanals of lands has been doled out to Bahira Town free of cost.

The Senate body directed the Federal Investigation Agency to submit investigation report about Kuri Model Village scam within three weeks containing what action has been taken and how it happened.

Discussing an agenda item on inordinate delay in development of Interior Employees Cooperative Housing Society, the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad informed that ban has been imposed on the registration of new housing schemes.

The committee also discussed in detail the sale of 2700 fake plots by the Society management. The committee directed the concerned authority to investigate why delay has been made in the development of the society.

The committee also directed the DC Islamabad to present the list of people who got themselves registered with the society in 1984. Continue reading

Senate body queries CDA on allotting 600 kanal lands to Bahria Town

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Division Friday expressed concern over the allocation of huge stretch of land by the Capital Development Authority to facilitate Bahria Enclave for construction of its approach road.

Bahria College Islamabad

Bahria College Islamabad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The committee met here under the chairmanship of Senator Kalsoom Parveen and directed CDA to present a report as under which terms and condition the road has been allotted to Bahria Enclave.

The committee noted that around 600 kanals of land has been doled out to Bahria Town free of cost.The Senate body directed the Federal Investigation Agency to submit investigation report about Kuri Model Village scam within three weeks containing what action has been taken and how it happened. Discussing an agenda item on inordinate delay in development of Interior Employees Cooperative Housing Society, the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad informed that ban has been imposed on the registration of new housing schemes.

The committee also discussed in detail the sale of 2700 fake plots by the Society management. The committee directed the concerned authority to investigate why delay has been made in the development of the society. Continue reading

Transparency International Pakistan has calculated that doling out of 600 kanals of land to Bahria Town free of cost would result in a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer. In a letter sent to the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Farkhand Iqbal on July 21, TI Pakistan’s Adviser Syed Adil Gilani termed the allegation a collusive practice and asked the Chairman CDA to examine and let TI Pakistan know whether this report was true or false.

Bahria Town

Bahria Town (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“In case it is true, CDA has committed favouritism to a builder, M/s. Bahria Town, against whom CDA had itself advertised that it is raising an illegal building in CDA premises.” Adil Gilani warned him that CDA was not authorised to dole out land free of cost “as has been alleged by Senator Kulsoom Parveen”.  Continue reading

LHC rejects Malik Riaz’s plea to quash arrest warrant

LAHORE: The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday rejected property tycoon Malik Riaz’s request pertaining to lack of confidence on a judge and to quash an arrest warrant against him, FP News Desk reported.

A two-judge bench of the LHC’s Rawalpindi bench heard Riaz’s request pertaining to quashing an arrest warrant against him.

The request said that the judge of the anti-corruption court did not have the authority to issue arrest warrants and therefore the warrant should be quashed.

The bench rejected the request after which the warrant against the real estate tycoon remains valid.

Speaking to media representatives after the hearing, Riaz’s counsel Dr Abdul Basit said that in light of the high court’s ruling, the anti-corruption court did not have the authority to hear the case.

Earlier on July 23, an anti-corruption court re-issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Riaz, his son Ali Riaz and seven other accused in a land fraud case.

The case pertains to acquisition of 1,401 kanals of land near Rawat in 2009 on basis of fake documents. Continue reading

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