Federal government has directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to launch the F-13 residential sector for the low-income group of Islamabad.
On Wednesday, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed issued a number of directives to the city managers during his maiden visit to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) headquarters, including the launching of the F-13 residential sector for the low-income group and executing a number of projects for the city.
Talking to media persons following his visit, the minister said the civic body had been asked to launch F-13 for the low-income group besides focusing on stalled sectors. He said the new sector would have flats for people belonging to the labor class which is going to be inaugurated on March 23.
F-13 is a land-sharing sector of the CDA. In 2008, the civic body had announced the award of the sector under the land-sharing formula. However, the CDA could not proceed after announcing the award.
In his press briefing, the Minister also appreciated the performance of the CDA chairman, member finance and other board members.
He said it had been decided to build the 7th Avenue Interchange on the junction of the avenue and Srinagar Highway near Aabpara, rehabilitate I.J. Principal Road, and expedite (ongoing) work on Islamabad Expressway.
He added that all 240 parks of the city would be restored within two months.
He then told that slum dwellers living in F-6 and F-7 would be shifted to I-9 and Farash Town where they would be accommodated in flats, initially against nominal charges and later given ownership rights.
Sheikh then gave good news to journalists that a sector will be launched for journalists, and those who did not get plots in the past would be accommodated.
Also, Eagle Squad, which would have 100 motorcycles, would be launched in Islamabad to fight crime.
The minister also announced that the services of all contractual CDA employees would be regularized.