CDA serves notices on defaulting owners

ISLAMABAD  – Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued show cause notices to owners of different agro farming schemes who are defaulting on payment of non development charges.
CDA has warned them to pay their outstanding development charges against the plots acquired by them as soon as possible and in the event of non clearance of the charges, the plots will be cancelled in the light of directives issued by Supreme Court of Pakistan. No further notice will be sent to them on this count.

Meanwhile, Planning Wing of Capital Development Authority has been reconstituted. According to details, departments including Traffic Engineering, Land-survey Division, Master-plan Cell, Map and Record Unit, and Kachi Aabadi Cell will now work under DG Planning Wing. In addition, Director Urban Planning, Director Regional Planning, Director Housing Societies and Industrial Planning Division have been given in the control of Deputy DG Planning, CDA.
Director Regional Planning, Khaleeq-ur-Rehman has been appointed as Deputy DG Planning. The charge of Director Regional Planning will also remain with him. Transfer of ten officers of the Planning Wing has also been finalised. Continue reading

IHC orders CDA to produce photographs of Sector I-10


Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to produce within one week photographs of the shabby condition of Sector I-10.

The IHC bench issued these orders after a petitioner, Yasmin Haider, through Advocate Aslam Khaki, adopted before the court that the civic body has adopted discriminatory attitude towards the development of Sector I-10.

Citing the CDA chairman, member engineering and the legal adviser as respondents, the petitioner adopted that the respondents have adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Sector I-10, as the majority of its residents belongs to lower and middle class. The road network, sewerage system, parks, water supply system and other facilities in the sector could be termed discriminatory when compared with other sectors of Islamabad. Continue reading

Cracks appear on Zero Point Interchange

ISLAMBAD, April 5: Cracks have started appearing on the Zero Point Interchange, putting a question mark on the quality of the engineering work on the Rs4 billion project started by the previous Pakistan People’s Party’s government.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is likely to start a forensic audit of the interchange, said an official close to the development.

An official in the engineering wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) said forensic audit can be conducted by an independent engineering investigation company of international repute or by the FIA engineering fraud unit.

He explained that in a forensic audit an engineering methodology is applied to determine and interpret, through scientific data, the causes of damage to a structure like a road or bridge. It can also measure the material used in the construction, including its quality. Continue reading