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Islamabad The Beautiful

Islamabad is beautiful. It is a region-wide symbol of progress, innovation and architectural marvel.

Settlement in Islamabad, the new capital after Karachi, began in the 1960s. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow. Being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially government servants and employees of the federal administration settled here. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants. The reason: at the moment, the capital city is the fastest growing urban settlement in the country. There is an increased interest in the city from The President and The Prime Minister, as well as a renewed drive from foreign investors to invest in the city. This has caused a growth in the economy, produced employment at all levels and ensured development. Owing to all these factors, Islamabad is now becoming a lively and bustling metropolis, full of vibrancy.| Read more







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Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks

Islamabad, August 14, 2015: As part of colourful events planned in connection with the celebration of Independence Day, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) organized fascinating fireworks at midnight of 13thand 14th August at multipurpose new Parade Venue, Shakarparian.

Thousands of people from the twin cities and adjoining areas throng to be the part of celebrations and witnessed the colourful attractions of the fireworks scattered in the sky with the message of one nation celebrating its Independence Day with traditional zeal and national devotion.

CDA had made arrangements to facilitate the people. The fireworks continued for 15 minutes to amuse and entertain the people with the scattered colours of rainbow in the sky. In addition to the people gathered on the venue, residents of the twin cities witnessed the fireworks from their rooftops and in the standing evasion along different roads and avenues. The surrounding of the parade avenue and different parts of the twin cities were enriched with the slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad” and echoed with the appreciations for those sacrificing their lives for the protection of the motherland. The venue was full of national flags and different national songs and national Anthem was being sung by the people especially the young blood gathered on the venue.

CDA has also organized different events in connection with the Independence Day celebrations, which are being held at different venues including Arts and Craft Village and Open Air Theatre.

Meanwhile, Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal and Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed has appreciated the efforts of different formations of the Authority for organizing colourful events and decorating the city with national flags, illumination of buildings including Parliament House, Aiwan-e-Sadr, Pak Secretariat etc. H appreciated the exemplary coordination for making these events a success and beautifying the city. He also appreciated the efforts of Environment Wing for carrying out the special campaign to remove rank vegetation, shrubs and wild grass from different parks to pave the way for quality entertainment to the people visiting parks and recreational spots on the Independence Day celebrations.  Special teams of the Sanitation and Environment Wing were constituted to ensure cleanliness of the recreational facilities as well as the teams of Health Services Directorate and CDA CARES were deputed to take care of the people and to cope with any emergency situation. | Read more



CDA launches sector-wise renovation, upgradation and beautification campaign 2015

Islamabad, August 20, 2015: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to launch sector-wise renovation, up-gradation and beautification campaign-2015 from Friday, August 21, 2015 to November 26, 2015, with a view to address common complaints and issues of the general public at their doorsteps and to improve over all state of the city. The campaign is also aimed at creating awareness and bring an attitudal change amongst the citizens and stakeholders to create a sense of ownership towards the facilities created for them and the city as a whole.

During the three months campaign, all the relevant formations will be stationed at a particular sector to execute the tasks assigned in an effective and efficient manner. Different wings of the Authority would nominate focal persons to monitor the campaign that will also be supervised by the concerned members of the Authority. Chairman CDA would pay surprise visits during the campaign to make it a success. Chairman CDA has directed that strict action be taken against those officers and officials showing negligence during this grand operation. Different formations have been assigned different tasks during the sector-wise renovation, up-gradation and beautification campaign.

Environment Wing has been assigned the tasks of removal of rank vegetation and shrubs and bushes, maintenance of green belts, road medians, roundabout and intersections etc. Environment Wing will also be responsible for plantation of sapling and trees in the gaps where required. It will upkeep Margalla Hills tracks and trails, Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, parks, Rawal Lake Park, Fatima Jinnah Park and other picnic spots.

Civic Management and Sanitation will execute general cleanliness including proper collection and disposal of garbage and other wastes, removal of wall chalking and posters etc. Civic Management will coordinate with Sectors Citizens Committees, traders associations, member of civil society, schools and college students. It will manage elimination of stray / pie dogs, repair, maintenance and painting of dustbins, garbage trolleys and skips etc. Civic Management will upgrade the public toilets.

Engineering Wing will execute the maintenance repair and patch work of roads and footpaths. It will repair / opening of sewerage and drainage lines and will ensure provision of missing manhole covers. Wing will also be responsible for maintenance of streetlights in the city. It will ensure supply of water and repair and maintenance of water supply pipelines, water filtration plants and will upkeep the electrical and civil enquiries in the city.

Planning and Design tasked to process and remove the building violations in the residential, commercial and industrial areas. It will monitor non confirming use of land.

Administration and Estate Wing has been asked to remove the illegal khokhas / kiosks and staking of building material etc. It will remove the illegal hawkers / kabaar khanas. It will remove encroachments and illegal occupation of CDA land. The Wing will also remove the illegal banners, streamers and billboards. It will also upkeep the CDA weekly bazaars, CDA dispensaries, CARES (1122) centres of Capital Hospital. Up-keeping of all grounds / play areas and play fields will also be the responsibility of Administration and Estate Wing. | Read more


Monday, August 10, 2015
CDA to ensure strict monitoring of its land

Monday, August 17, 2015
Development work on approach roads of CDA Housing Project Park Enclave

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Meeting regarding verification of academic degrees of CDA officers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
DMA operation against illegal advertisement bill boards

Thursday, August 20, 2015
CDA launches sector-wise renovation, upgradation and beautification campaign 2015
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