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Development work in Islamabad Sector I-11 to be expedited

Development work in Sector I11 would be expedited soon as the Capital Development Authority will vacate all the areas under adverse possession by the end of December.

This was decided in a meeting at the CDA Headquarters, chaired by Member Estate Shaista Sohail and participated by the representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Administration, UNHCR, ICT, police and other relevant government organisations.

The meeting was briefed on the chronic issues related to Sector I11, which are real hindrance in the development of the sector. Most important of all are the slums in this area, which not only hinder the development work but also cause multiple problems in the capital.

It was agreed that all the slums would be demolished by the end of December.

The meeting was also informed that development work of the stalled sector was the priority of the CDA management and a comprehensive strategy had been formulated to vacate CDA lands from adverse possessions and to remove all the hurdles in its development.

Shaista Sohail said that the CDA needed cooperation of the departments concerned so that the lands could be vacated and possession handed over to the allotees, and development may be carried out at a faster pace.

The meeting was informed that a comprehensive plan for the establishment of a state-of-the-art bus terminal in Sector I11 would be submitted for the approval of the CDA Board at the earliest to resolve the traffic problems and encroachment issues emerging due to the bus stands in different areas of the capital.

The CDA chairman said that due to establishment of illegal bus stands in Faizabad by different companies, the public were facing serious traffic congestion problems, which needed immediate attention.

The chairman, after listening to the viewpoints of stakeholders, said that there was a dire need to evolve a comprehensive strategy to cope with the problems of traffic mess as well as encroachments in the area. He said that precious CDA land had been encroached in the area, which needed to be retrieved and utilised.

He said that all stakeholders should be taken onboard for evolving the plan for establishment for a bus terminal in the sector. The meeting was also informed that the CDA had allocated plots for establishing bus and wagon stands in different sectors of the city, out of which the bus stand in Sector G9 was functional whereas other were in process of establishment.

Representatives of different formations admired the CDA’s efforts and assured CDA their full cooperation. DT Report

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