ISLAMABAD: The government has replaced the chief commissioner of the capital, retired Captain Mohammad Usman, who also held the position of Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, with retired Captain Noorul Amin Mengal.
This change came about after less than five months in the role, amid reports that the government had been under pressure from some influential groups who were dissatisfied with some of Usman’s decisions.
The new chief commissioner is also expected to hold the position of CDA chairman.
Captain Usman Younis was appointed by the incumbent government led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) replacing a bureaucrat named Amir Ali Ahmed.
Mr. Usman was tasked with completing several projects within a four-month deadline.
The projects during his tenure include the Rawal Dam Interchange, the Korang Bridge project, and the Bhara Kahu bypass. However, these projects have yet to be completed.