The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board is expected to grant approval for the establishment of a medical and nursing institute called Capital Medical College.
The decision will be made during an upcoming board meeting, which was postponed from Wednesday due to scheduling conflicts.
The meeting will cover various topics, including the implementation of regulations to prevent tree cutting and policies to address the issue of garbage dumping in public areas, particularly nullahs.
Another item on the agenda is the discussion about the director positions in the planning wing. In the 1990s, the CDA approved several new director positions to accommodate the city’s expanding boundaries. However, these positions were not officially filled, causing strain within the planning wing.
Regarding the medical and nursing college, it is likely to be established on the abandoned premises of the Art and Craft Village near Aabpara. The college will be affiliated with Capital Hospital (CDA Hospital) located in G-6.
Additionally, the board will address the proposal to establish an archery club in F-9 Park and formulate regulations for parking. It will also develop a policy to discourage the dumping of rubble in public areas, particularly nullahs.
Initially, there was resistance from board members regarding the inclusion of two private members from the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Islamabad Industrial Association. However, instead of co-opting these members, a working group will be formed to include representation from traders, CDA officials, chambers of commerce, traders’ bodies, and development associations.
This working group, led by the chairman, will provide suggestions for the improvement of the city and facilitate coordination with relevant stakeholders.
CDA Chief Noorul Amin Mengal decided to re-designate the “honorary” member inspection post to the director general of inspection, who will have three directors under their command. The office of DG Inspection, headed by Roomana Gul Kakar, aims to bring transparency to the CDA and scrutinize controversial cases, referring them to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) if necessary.