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CDA’s anti-encroachment operation presses on

October 20, 2014- Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: The Enforcement Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is continuing with its 'anti-encroachment campaign' in the city and on Saturday a few meaningful actions were taken as some structures were demolished and some small chunks of land was reclaimed from the illegal occupants. In the latest operations carried out the Enforcement Directorate demolished a house comprising of two rooms adjacent to the grave yard on the Ninth…

Work on Kuri Model Village starts

October 19, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: After overcoming the hurdles and hiccups impeding the progress on the most disputed Kurri Model Village project, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) kick started the development work by taking over the possession of land and demolishing the built up properties at the same time. This is the second 'miracle' the CDA has performed in the three days as on Wednesday the Authority actually started the physical development work on the Park…

Interfaith harmony needed most now

October 18, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: The Chairman of Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL), Sajid Ishaq, stressed that there had never been a greater need for promoting interfaith harmony as it is now because the world has shrunk and the information technology has brought the people very close together. "We need to understand that the news and information travels with the speed of light in the present day and age and any irresponsible statement or action can lead to spontaneous…

CDA starts development work, finally!

October 16, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: Yet again the development work on the most prestigious housing project of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), the 'Park Enclave', resumed after a long pause as the men and machinery started trudging the site on Wednesday. The project, which was launched back in July 2011 was the first 'gated community housing project' launched by the CDA and was projected as the 'Jewel of Islamabad'. In the year 2012 the CDA tried to start the…

Islamabad Police get infected!

October 16, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: The Islamabad Police have indeed learnt something from the Punjab Police. And they have learnt fast. A young man was compelled to miss his college classes and the other had to beg for a day's leave from his stern boss only because an official of the Islamabad Police seemed to have caught the 'infection' from the Punjab Police style of policing. This also proved that the attitude of the Punjab Police is highly contagious. It was 4 a.m.…

Construction of CDA’s ‘Citizen Facilitation Centre’ to start soon

Mobarik A. Virk - October 15, 2014 - Islamabad: The much trumpeted 'Citizen Facilitation Centre' of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) may eventually become a reality as the contract for the construction of the building has already been awarded and the physical work is expected to start within a week time, the sources in the CDA said. The idea of establishing the 'Citizen Facilitation Centre' (CFC) is to facilitate people who are interested in getting a plot in Islamabad for…

CDA starts carpeting G-13 roads

October 13, 2014 - Mobarik Virk - Islamabad: The Machinery Pool Organisation (MPO) Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started work on carpeting of roads in Sector G-13. The Director (Public Relations) of the Authority said that Chairman Maroof Afzal has directed the MPO to complete the work expeditiously. The carpeting work has been started in the aftermath of a visit of the federal minister for housing along with CDA chairman to Sector G-13, where the…

Another attempt to transform ‘Estate Management Wing’ in CDA

Mobarik A. Virk - October 12, 2014 - Islamabad: If there is one part of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) that could be described as the 'most vibrant, lucrative, troublesome, and profitable' at the same time then that is the 'Estate Management Wing'! Encompassing seven most important 'Directorates', including the Directorate of Land, Directorate of Rehabilitation, Directorate of Estate-I, Directorate of Estate-II and Directorate of Estate-III, the 'One Window Operation' and…

Another attempt to turn CDA ‘high-tech’

October 13, 2014 - Mobarik A. Virk - Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to introduce new technology of Electronic Queue System/Fast Tracking System at One Window Operation (OWO) to facilitate the applicants for allotment and transfer of properties. The introduction of this electronic system is aimed to minimize the public grievances and it would help in processing the cases quickly and transparently. Some four years back, probably somewhere in the year 2010,…

CDA copes with Eid

October 9, 2014 - Mobarik Virk Islamabad: The Sanitation Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) lived up to the directions of its chairman as it managed to keep the city clean by removing the offal and entrails of animals sacrificed by the devout Muslims to celebrate Eidul Azha. Over the last three days of Eid the residents of Islamabad, mainly urban and parts of rural areas sacrificed over 55,000 animals. Looking at the data compiled by the Sanitation Directorate of…

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