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In Islamabad, getting rid of the litter problem might not be easy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribnne on Jan 4, 2013. Islamabad – In the Karachi Company market in sector G-9, litter is a common sight. Plastic bags, wrappers, juice boxes and discarded packing material from fruit and vegetable crates line the pavement edges outside the shops and the […]

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The perennial problems of Park Enclave

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 11, 2012. Islamabad – Almost a year and a half after the launch of the Park Enclave housing project, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is back to square one regarding the project’s progress. On December 5, CDA put up an […]

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Paying up for the phantom lights

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 3, 2012. Islamabad – The preliminary findings of an energy audit recently initiated by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) have revealed the agency overestimated the number of streetlights in Islamabad by 20,000. The CDA has been paying electricity dues through a lump sum arrangement with […]

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CDA starts slow against non-compliant agro farms

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 28, 2012. Islamabad – Following up on a compliance notification issued in October, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday finally acted against the blatant misuse of agricultural farms in Islamabad. The agricultural farms, bound by CDA regulations to grow […]

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Parliamentarians question CDA chief over incomplete development projects

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 22, 2012. Islamabad – More time and money is needed for the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to complete its development projects. “I’ve been in office for less than two months,” Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz, told the National Assembly’s standing committee […]

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CDA has no funds for pending projects

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 17, 2012. Islamabad – “Funds are being arranged.” This is what the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is doing to resolve problems it is facing in completing four of its five ongoing projects related to roads and bridges, the cabinet division informed […]

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CDA out of cash for Bari Imam project

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 14, 2012. Islamabad –  For four years, the Bari Imam Complex project has lingered on. Now, with more than half of the work for the first phase complete and money released for the remaining first phase work, the Capital Development […]

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More misuse of official vehicles at CDA

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 7, 2012. Islamabad – Plans of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to end the misuse of official vehicles seem to be running into trouble. On October 22, the CDA had ordered to bring back 291 category-3 vehicles, including 134 double cabins. […]

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Major reshuffle, vehicle misuse at CDA

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 24, 2012. Islamabad – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) reshuffled 70 officials, including three director generals, on late Monday evening in what it claims to be an attempt to improve its internal affairs. “The officials have been reshuffled to improve […]

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Islamabad fire safety compliance lacking

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 21, 2012. Islamabad – Even 21 months after the Capital Development Authority (CDA) came up with its fire prevention and safety rules, the level of compliance in the federal capital remains miserable. When the regulations were notified in January 2011, existing buildings were required […]

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