This Monday, the federal cabinet has approved a modified version of Islamabad’s master plan and has also suggested re-organizing the CDA (Capital Development Authority).
A meeting was led by the Prime Minister which approved the temporary modification of the master plan which aims to revive Islamabad’s green image, resolve civic issues i.e. poor sanitation and water shortage, broaden the city as it is planned and to control the menace of illegal housing growth.
The approval was also granted in order to form a commission that would be aimed at preserving the historical locations and would be generating tourism for example; Gandhara culture, Sher Shah Suri Well, Camping sites, Mankiala Stupa, Buddha caves, Chairlifts, and Water Sports.
The report of the commission which was presented to the cabinet talked about building different parks just like the F-9 Park in rural Islamabad. It also provided tasks to the consultants to form natural assets and cultural assets.
Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan Special Assistant to the Prime minister said that this revised plan would help the Capital Development Authority to come out of the status quo and come forefront as a modern civic authority.
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