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Solar traffic lights pilot project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 11, 2013. Islamabad – Traffic police wardens in Islamabad could have their work cut out, thanks to the sun. When traffic signals shut down during load shedding hours, it is the wardens who have to manually conduct road traffic. But […]

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Flash floods sweep away man, body not founds

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – One man was swept away by torrential rainwater in a drain in France Colony, sector F-7/4, late on Saturday night as the first of the monsoon rains battered the federal capital. Somi, 19, son of Ilyas […]

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Islamabad Airport road in terrible condition

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on June 2, 2013. Islamabad – It is a road much travelled by. Foreign heads of states and dignitaries — guests of the Pakistani state — cruise over it in their well-guarded cavalcades as they are led to the heart of Pakistan’s […]

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Row boats at Rawal Lake escape CDA action

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 17, 2013. Islamabad – Row boats on the Rawal Lake got another short lease on life. A sessions court on Saturday extended a previous stay order against the closure of the boating jetty at the Lake View Park. The court will […]

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CDA to cease boating at Rawal Lake, close jetty

March 6, 2013 – Islamabad – After almost two years of risking human lives at the Rawal Lake, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finally found some sense. CDA Parks Directorate officials said a notification was issued to the Lake View Park management on Tuesday asking it to close the boating area. Lake View Park manager […]

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The dismal state of Islamabad’s public parks

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 21, 2013. Islamabad – On this cloudy Sunday afternoon, Muhammad Shareef, a government employee, is slumped on a bench inside the public park in sector I-9/1. Shareef is not the park’s guardian but the grey bristles on his cheeks and his […]

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Cancellation of employee plots allotment, protests at CDA

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 11, 2013. Islamabad – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) canceled the allotment of 109 plots to grade-17 and grade-19 officials on Thursday after hundreds of grade-1 to grade-16 employees came out in protest against the allotment. The protesters, most of […]

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Toll tax collection a divisive matter inside CDA

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 8, 2013. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) received Rs32.1 million as the highest bid for the contract of toll collection for one of its toll plazas on Monday. Thirteen bidders took part in the auction for the IJ Principal Road […]

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CDA tells cabinet it is trying eviction alternatives for I-11 Katchi Abadi

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 10, 2013. Islamabad – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to make a forcible eviction operation the “last resort” to remove the 7,995 Katchi Abadi residents from sector I-11. “A big forced operation is not foreseen which will only […]

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I-11 Katchi Abadi residents might get respite from CDA eviction plans

Islamabad – On the face of it, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) seems hell-bent on clearing sector I-11 of illegal settlements, but there remains a faint glimmer of hope that some of the residents might be spared. The CDA had given the residents of the I-11 katchi abadi up until January 5 to vacate the […]

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