PM approves CDA restructuring plan

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Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday approved, in principle, re-structuring plan of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), aimed at making it efficient and improving its service delivery.
He also directed that the plan should be presented before the next Cabinet’s meeting for consideration and final approval, Prime Minister Office Media Wing in a press release said.
A plan in this regard was presented during a meeting chaired by the prime minister at the Prime Minister Office.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistani Zulfiqar Abbas Bokhari, Interior Secretary Maj (retd) Azam Suleman Khan, CDA Chairman Amer Ahmed Ali, Nayyar Ali Dada and others.
It was explained that the object of restructuring was to introduce effective corporate governance model in the organization.
The CDA chairman also presented the progress report of the last six months and apprised the prime minister that for the first time, CDA’s financial health had significantly improved with an available balance of approximately 11 billion rupees to be utilized for the developmental activities.
He was informed that after devolution and creation of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI), the primary role of CDA remained to the sector development.
It was observed that sector development had been stalled for the last many decades. However, CDA was now, on the verge of initiating development in the stalled sectors, which would lead to creation of 23,000 housing units.

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