President Alvi stops all CDA projects at Presidency


ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Friday ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to stop the development projects being undertaken by it at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

In a statement on Friday, a spokesperson of Aiwan-e-Sadr said that the projects have been stopped in pursuance of the government’s austerity drive.

He said that all the projects undertaken by the CDA at Aiwan-e-Sadr, for the current financial year had been stopped forthwith to observe austerity drive launched by the government.

The spokesperson further said that CDA was instructed to get prior clearance from the competent authority of the Aiwan-e-Sadr before planning and finalizing any future project.

Earlier on Thursday, President Dr. Arif Alvi had ordered an immediate withdrawal of a tender notice published in media for construction of cages for parrots at the Presidency. He also called for an inquiry into the matter.