Ali Aawan urges Mayor for addressing issues of the Capital

ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Ali Nawaz Awan on Monday gave a one month ultimatum to Mayor Islamabad to resolve the civic issues of the federal capital otherwise strong protest will be launched in front of Mayor’s office.

Addressing a press conference along with MNA Raja Khuram Nawaz and Chairpersons of union councils of Islamabad here at PID, he said that the capital city is facing sever water shortage while Mayor is not taking any step in this regard.

He said the capital needs 220 million gallons of water per day but only 63 MGD water is being supplied.

Criticizing the poor performance of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) Ali Nawaz said that there are 192 tube wells in the city out of which only 107 are functional while out of 38 water tankers 28 are out of order.

He said that due to the ill planning of MCI the residents of the federal capital are facing severe water shortage which speaks volume of negligence of MCI.

He said that garbage heaps along the roads of the capital city are posing the performance of the corporation adding that immediate attention needed towards this issue.

Ali Nawaz Aawan said that Capital Development Authority will initiate mega development projects in Islamabad including fly over on 7th avenue and G-7, G-8, Solid waste site, slaughter house and revamping of all roads of the capital.

He said that work on the signal free corridor from Koral to RAwat with cost of Rs 10.7 billions would be started this year and we will try our level best to complete this project as soon as possible.

He said Master plan of Islamabad is being revised and meetings in this regard are held adding that three sectors of the capital including I-12, 1-15 and E-12 would be developed this year.

MNA Raja Khuram Nawaz said MCI had not started any project in the 50 union councils of the capital adding that MCI has around one billion rupees in its account which is not being utilized for the welfare of the people.

He said will extend our full support to Mayor Islamabad if he is sincere to address the issues of the residents.

He said Mayor should give direction to Water Directorate for removing illegal water connections.