‘Rural areas of capital to be uplifted soon’

Asad Umar assures provision of basic facilities on par with urban areas


Our Correspondent November 28, 2021
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ISLAMABAD:

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday said the government was taking concrete measures to bring rural areas of Islamabad on par with its urban areas by ensuring provision of all basic facilities to the public.

Addressing a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) public gathering via video link held here at Lohi Bher PWD Interchange, he said the government has made sure that Islamabad locals have a 50 per cent quota in federal jobs from Grade 1 through 15.

The minister conveyed that the entire federal capital will be under Islamabad Mayor, while the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will function as the only regulatory body.

Asad Umar said Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted the Islamabad Master Plan Commission, which was working on a plan to end the difference between rural and urban areas of Islamabad in terms of facilities. The commission, he said, will accomplish its plan till June next year and people will witness more development projects in the federal capital.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Ali Nawaz Awan said that many development projects in the federal capital have already been completed, including Rawal Dam Interchange, G-7 Bridge Underpass, Burma Bridge, Kiani Bridge, Malal Bridge and PWD Interchange.

The public gathering was also attended by local speakers, who affirmed that the PWD Interchange will permanently solve the major traffic jam problem faced by the residents of Pakistan Town, Bahria Town, Media Town, CBR and adjoining areas.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2021.

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