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Elections 2013: Mismanagement galore on Election Day

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Islamabad – As hundreds of thousands of people left their homes to cast their votes, in what observers believe will be a record-breaking turnout, apart from a ‘credible’ voters’ list, Saturday’s general elections were no different from previous ones in terms of inadequate […]

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No funds at the HEC

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on March 3, 2013. Islamabad – ZERO. That is the grand total of the development funds the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received for the third quarter of the current fiscal year. The government had pledged Rs15.8 billion to the HEC in the […]

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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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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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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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