Lahore: According to news reports, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) auctioned six commercial plots in separate plans for a total of PKR 45.4 million on Wednesday. The mentioned commercial land public sale was placed at the LDA Community Center, Civic Center in New Garden Town.
Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah formed a high-powered task group on Sunday to combat water theft, take action against illegal hydrants, and fix leaks in the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) system.
CM Shah convened a second meeting at his official residence concerning the city’s current water problems and directed task force members to begin their campaign within the next two days.
Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah will lead the task group, which will comprise members of the CM’s Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi, Karachi commissioner, pertinent deputy commissioners, police chief, KWSB Vice-Chairman Najmi Alam, and others. The aforementioned squad will take firm action against unauthorized connections and hydrants.
LG Secretary Najam Shah informed the gathering that the KWSP infrastructure began with Keenjhar Lake and progressed to a bulk water supply network that transported water to reservoirs and pumps. In response, CM Shah asked the board to install meters to measure the amount of water given to citizens from Keenjhar up to the distribution network to collect precise data on losses.
Mr. Shah believed that a monitoring system based on population density was essential for water supply across Karachi. He also requested that a meter system be developed directly from the Hub source.
Islamabad: According to a news report published in the main newspaper on May 11, the civic agency intends to build the second-largest park in Zone-III, north of Sector D-12 along Margalla Road.
According to the facts, the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Environment Wing and Revenue Directorate have begun erecting land markers. According to a CDA environment official, the administration has decided to use 2,000 Kanal (of the 4,000 Kanal vacant land) in Zone III.
Furthermore, the source stated that the federal government has requested that the city managers establish a new park to better residents’ recreational amenities. He also stated that the park would cover 155 acres, making it the second-largest in the country. Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 Park) is the capital city’s largest park, spanning over 750 acres.
The Revenue Directorate officer reported that the land demarcation was done. The area has been handed up to the Park Directorate following land demarcation. He claimed that 400 border pillars had been placed throughout the park.
According to reports, the civic agency has asked the concerned department to prepare PC-1 for the park and, once approved, to begin the tendering process. The park will have a horticultural area, jogging tracks, multi-purpose sports facilities, and a play area for children.
These monies have been approved by the province government for the tehsils of Darband, Balakot, Mansehra, Oghi, and Baffa-Pakhal. Nazima Shaheen, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-Finance), disclosed that the government has, for the first time, committed such a substantial budget to carry out uplift initiatives in the district. She claimed that 44 beautifying initiatives for Mansehra’s five tehsils had been approved, with work on 24 of them have begun or been completed.
The initiatives, according to ADC Shaheen, aim to erect monuments at strategic locations, preserve historical sites, build nullas, and write welcome greetings on hilly and recreational areas along the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road and Karakoram Highway. She stated that the government has already released PKR 438 million for various initiatives and that the remaining funds will be granted as the work advances.
The official further stated that nullahs (sewers) will be built around the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road and the Karakoram Highway to ensure efficient rainwater disposal and prevent flooding of these major thoroughfares.
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Karachi: According to news published in national publications on May 11, the Sindh government has placed a criterion for issuing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for housing societies in the province.
The decision was made at a meeting governed by Environment Minister Mohammad Ismail Rahu. Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) Director-General Naeem Ahmed Mughal and other important officials were present.
According to the facts, the government has decided to provide NOCs to new housing developments only if land for greenbelts has been allocated. It was disclosed that having property set aside for green belts before the building is required. The government made this decision regarding the province’s recent heatwaves, which many scientists attribute to climate change.