ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, has ordered a survey to be conducted to assess the damage caused to buildings in Islamabad following the earthquake that struck on Tuesday.
The Building Control Agency has been instructed to identify any buildings that have been damaged by the earthquake in the city, with a particular focus on Sector E-11.
Mengal has directed officials to begin the survey without delay and submit a comprehensive report within the next 24 hours.
The survey will assist in identifying the extent of the damage caused to buildings by the earthquake, and aid in determining any necessary steps that must be taken to address any issues and prevent future harm.
The Chairman has emphasized the need for prompt action, particularly in the identified sector, and has called for all hands to be on deck to ensure a thorough and effective survey.
According to Abdul Basit, a senior official in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the earthquake caused 9 fatalities and more than 40 people were injured.
The safety of citizens is of paramount importance, and the survey will enable officials to identify buildings that may require repairs or may even pose a safety risk.
The CDA Chairman’s directive comes at a time when many people in Islamabad are still reeling from the shock of the earthquake.
CDA has taken proactive steps to address any damage caused by the earthquake, and its swift action is a testament to its commitment to ensuring the safety of residents in the city.