ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has announced plans to revive the Shakarparian Culture Complex project, abandoned in 2009 after spending Rs420 million when 28% of the work had been completed.
The project was initiated during the tenure of former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari and was worth Rs1.1 billion.
CDA officials claim that most of the building has been substantially completed, except for the auditorium and amphitheater.
The unfinished building is said to resemble a haunted structure, and the CDA has never made any serious attempts to revive the project until now.
CDA Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal visited the site and directed the engineering wing to revive the project.
The project was controversial and was investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) due to allegations of corruption.
CDA officials said the project was started without any feasibility study and that the unfinished work must be completed to bring the building under use.
Good attempt to save the unfinished structure, property of CDA. Chairman CDA is taking bold and constructive steps focusing on the new Islamabad in comming days.
Well done 👍🇵🇰