ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) was established to develop a modern city at the foot of Margallas, with all amenities to serve as the new capital of the country. Credit goes to Brigadier Yahya Khan, then CDA chairman, for most of the initial development work. However, since then it has been mostly downhill.
The worst plight, perhaps, is faced by those who live in various housing societies, all of which were given permission by the CDA. Their members complain that the managements of the societies have not been able to provide basic amenities even after several years of operation. Most of these relate to water, gas and electricity. Cleanliness and solid waste management is another issue which has been ignored by the management of housing societies in Zone V. I live in the National Police Foundation housing scheme, which is close to Bahria Town and DHA and the difference in the quality of services is obvious. Why can the CDA not do its job properly?
Published In The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2012.
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