PM constituted commission for Islamabad master plan revision failing monumentally


ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan constituted federal commission for the revision of Islamabad’s master plan has missed its target and a request for an extension has been rejected by Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmad, a high official of the civic agency who attended the meeting informed Pakistan Today on Thursday.

According to the details, the federal cabinet had formed a commission for the revision of the Islamabad master plan to ensure the legacy of the federal capital and submit a report within six months back in January.

The official revealed that the 12-member commission has had eight meetings but the progress is not satisfactory and the request six more months for further work.

The Interior Ministry in March had directed the city managers to hire an international consultant for the federal capital’s master plan but the source who was also present in the meeting added that that the consultant was not hired by the civic agency despite the passing of four months.

In February, the CDA Chairman directed the EPA director general to submit a proposal to conduct a public hearing for which workshops were to be arranged within two weeks but he did not arrange any workshop for noting the opinions of the public and various other segments of society.

The commission’s deadline ended on July 13 after which they were to submit a recommendation to the federal cabinet which also ended.

When contacted, the CDA Chairman did not respond.