CDA set to auction plots

ISLAMABAD, March 24: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is set to auction 62 residential and commercial plots on Monday as preparations for the two-day bidding have been finalised.

The auction will be held at Jinnah Convention Centre on March 25 and 26.

Addressing a review meeting held here in this regard recently, CDA Chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz said that the auction of residential and commercial plots would not only consolidate the financial position of the authority but also provide an
opportunity to the people to construct houses and establish businesses in the Federal Capital.

The plots to be auctioned, are located in the developed sectors, he added.

The CDA Chairman said to ensure transparency in auction, a high level committee headed by Member Finance Azhar Ali Chaudhry had been formed.

The committee comprised Member Planning and Design Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Member Estate Shaista Sohail,
Deputy Director General Finance, Director Estate Management-I, Director Estate Management-II and Director Public Relations.

Earlier, Member Estate Shaista Sohail told the meeting that residential plots would be offered for bidding on March 25 and commercial plots on March 26. Continue reading

Illegal structures: Farmhouse owners attack CDA staff

ISLAMABAD, March 21: A team of officials from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday came under attack when they arrived at a farmhouse in Chak Shahzad to demolish some structures constructed on the premises against the building by-laws.

“As soon as we started the operation at the farmhouse No C-6 in the poultry and vegetable Scheme-II, we heard the sounds of gunshots. All our staff ran for cover,” an official of the building control department told Dawn.

However, no one was injured, he added. Later, the illegal structures were demolished under police protection.

According to the lease agreement with the owners, farmhouses in Islamabad were supposed to be utilised for farming and poultry. However, some of the owners have violated the agreement by constructing palatial houses and even marriage halls on the farmlands.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan took up the matter in 2007 and directed the CDA to launch an operation against the owners for non-conforming use of the agro-farmlands. The latest direction from the apex court came in November 2012.

Syed Mustafain Kazmi, the CDA member planning, when contacted for comment, said: “We have registered an FIR against the owners of the farmhouse for opening fire on the government officials and obstructing them from carrying out their duty.”

He said no official was injured and police help was sought to demolish the illegal construction in the farmhouse. Continue reading

SC stays CDA chairman’s transfer

ISLAMABAD, March 18: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday restrained the government from transferring Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman Syed Tahir Shahbaz.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaj while hearing a suo motu case about the transfer of Mr Shahbaz as additional secretary production stayed the order of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Asharf.

The government had on March 16 ordered the transfer of Mr Shahbaz and replaced him with the chief commissioner Islamabad Tariq Mehmood Prizada.

The court initially summoned Nargis Sethi, the secretary cabinet division, but she informed the judges that the prime minister through his principal secretary Mohammad Ayub Qazi had conveyed the transfer order to the secretary establishment Taimur Azmat Usman. The court ordered production of all the posting and transfer orders issued on the last day of the assemblies. Continue reading

LDA okays development projects

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority has approved construction of approach road from Gulshan-e-Ravi to Band Road , along Cantt drain, at a cost of Rs 60 million besides giving a go ahead for construction of a new link road from Bhogiwal Road to China Road, Gujjerpura at a cost of Rs 47.76 million.

These decisions were taken at the Governing Body meeting of LDA held on Saturday with District Coordination Officer and Chairman LDA Noor-ul-Amin Mengal in the chair.

Vice Chairman LDA Amir Asgher Dar, Director General LDA Ahad Khan Cheema, Additional DG (HQ) Mariam Kayani, Additional DG (Housing) Muhammad Usman, Chief Metropolitan Planner Waseem Ahmad Khan, Chief Town Planner Ch Muhammad Akram, Chief Engineer LDA Asrar Saeed Khan and representatives of the Local Government, Housing, P&D and Finance Departments besides administrators of nine constituent towns of the City District Government. Continue reading

6th Road flyover project: Haste leaves commuters high and dry

RAWALPINDI, March 14: The Punjab government’s race to complete several road projects before its imminent departure has left Rawalpindi residents struggling with traffic, construction and congestion while government departments offer competing explanations for the delays.

Inaugurating the 6th Road Flyover on January 10, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif promised that its service roads would be open by February 10. Nearly a month later, they are still unusable, causing major inconvenience to residents and commuters, as official attention has shifted to the Pirwadhai Mor Flyover, where the construction company, the National Logistic Cell, and the Punjab Highway Department have all been busy.

The Highway Department has borne the brunt of residents’ anger. According to an official, however, it was the provincial government that insisted that work on the Pirwadhai Mor Flyover be completed “on a priority basis.” “They wanted it to be done on time for the PML-N government to inaugurate the flyover,” the official, who requested anonymity, claimed.

Jamshaid Khan, the department’s superintending engineer, had a different explanation, shifting the blame for slow progress on 6th Road to the Water and Sanitation Agency. “Work on the service roads was slowed down because Wasa had to shift water supply lines and build a mullah,” he said. Claiming that Wasa’s work had been completed, he said the Highway Department would “soon” finish the service road. Continue reading

200 Sq. Yard Residential Plot For Sale on Jinnah Garden, Islamabad By Ata Dar

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CDA set to auction 62 plots

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is all set to put around 62 residential and commercial plots in various sectors of the federal capital to help bridge its financial deficit.

The auction would be held on March 26 at the Jinnah Convention Centre. Among the residential plots to be auctioned are 47 residential and 15 commercial plots. The auction plan has already been widely publicised through media. The CDA would auction 20 residential plots of different size in sectors G10 and G11, and 16 in sector D12. The commercial plots to be auctioned include one plot for a hotel next to the Marriott Hotel, in sector I12, Super Market facing IJP Road, E12 Markaz, D12 Markaz, Blue Area and sector F10. app Continue reading