CDA decides to recover illegally grabbed land in Sector I-11/1-2

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to recover illegally grabbed land from squatter settlers in Sector I-11/1-2 by the end of December and allotting the same to genuine allotees, besides accelerating uplift work in the said sector.
The decision was made in a meeting of the civic body held at the CDA Headquarters the other day. The meeting was presided over by the CDA Member Estate Shaista Sohail and attended by representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ICT, Islamabad Police and officials of other departments concerned. The meeting was informed that Sector I-11 had been opened for further projects, but due to squatter settlements in the sector, development work could not be possible. Furthermore, the area was also marring the beauty of the federal capital.

The CDA member estate Shaista said that according to the directives of the CDA Chairman Tahir Shahbaz, strict action would be taken against “kachi abadis”, while adding that slum settlements would be demolished by the end of this year. She further said that illegal possession of the civic body’s land would be ended soon in order to carry out development work in Sector I-11 and genuine allotees would be provided with plots. Following the CDA chairman’s directives, a comprehensive strategy had been formulated to vacate the CDA lands from illegal settlers, she added. The CDA member estate asked the participants of the meeting to cooperate with the civic body in its efforts to recover the grabbed land and carry out uplift work in the sector at the earliest. The participants assured full cooperation to the CDA at the conclusion of the meeting. Continue reading

Judicial Complex underpass project approved

RAWALPINDI  – City District Management has approved underpass project to ensure secure crossing for the people during their movement from district courts Rawalpindi to new judicial complex.

Earlier the MNA and district administration had approved plan to build overhead bridge but this plan was rejected by District Bar Association Rawalpindi on the plea that all the overhead bridges built inside the city so far have failed to serve their purpose.

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has given final approval to this project, which will be constructed at the cost of Rs 50 million. Its contract has been awarded to NLC.

Walk through gates will be installed on the entry and exit points at both the sides of underpass. Special illumination arrangement will be ensured inside the underpass. Continue reading