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Family of Man Who Named Islamabad Gets Promised Plot after 63 Years

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finally fulfilled a long-delayed promise made to the family of Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari, the man who coined the name “Islamabad” in 1959, Dawn has reported.

Qazi Abdur Rehman, a teacher, poet, and author, had suggested the name of Islamabad for the new federal capital proposed by President Ayub Khan. The name was chosen from a pool of suggestions gathered by a weekly magazine, Qandeel Lahore.

Despite winning a prize of Rs1,000 and receiving a letter promising a plot of land in Islamabad, Qazi Abdur Rehman died without ever receiving the promised plot. His family had been waiting for over six decades to receive what was rightfully theirs, with various media outlets highlighting their plight to no avail.

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The chairman of CDA, Noorul Amin Mengal, recently learned about the unfulfilled promise through a friend and was disappointed by the delay. He immediately directed the concerned wing to locate Qazi Abdur Rehman’s family, who live in Arif Walla.

“We will allot them a developed and encumbrance-free plot,” said the chairman of CDA. He also expressed his desire to honor the family of the late teacher at the upcoming Islamabad Literature Festival.

The delay in fulfilling the promise made in 1960 has been a long-standing issue. However, it is heartening to see that justice has finally been served to the family of Qazi Abdur Rehman Amritsari, who contributed significantly to the history of Islamabad.


    1. ماشاءاللہ بہت عمدہ اور قابل تعریف وقابل تحسین فیصلہ کیا گیا

    2. Appreciate the Chairman of CDA they must allocate a House near to center of Islamabad..with the name if Teachers Poet Qazi Sb …a Good Gesture…A GOOD DECISION 👍….

  1. I as a punjabi with whole Pakistan thing that commissioner Mengal is loyal to country .as Baloch he fill full promise before 60 years some govt. Official did.

  2. Well done Dear chairman of CDA, Noorul Amin Mengal. Allah pak salamat rakhae live long Ameen 🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻🤲🏻❤️🤲🏻❤️🤲🏻❤️❤️❤️

    1. بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ الحَمدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العٰلَمينَ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ مٰلِكِ يَومِ الدّينِ إِيّاكَ نَعبُدُ وَإِيّاكَ نَستَعينُ اهدِنَا الصِّرٰطَ المُستَقيمَ صِرٰطَ الَّذينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِم غَيرِ المَغضوبِ عَلَيهِم وَلَا الضّالّينَ

  3. نئے چیئرمین سی ڈی اے نے بہت اچھی بات کی ہے
    کاش کہ یہ وعدہ عبدالرحمان صاحب کی زندگی میں پورا ہوجاتا مگر کسی کو خیال نہیں آیا

  4. Baat ye hai,, ky aik plot sy kaam nahi chally ga,, ulta un ky nasal mein fasad hoga,, lehaza jitni bhi ameitsari ki generation hai sab ko plot dein,, verna rehny dein,, fazool mein family mein jhagra paida hoga,, 60 saal baad yaad,, afreein hai CDA py..

    1. بالکل صحیح
      سی ڈی اے کا دِل اِتنا بڑا نہیں ہَے کہ وُہ قاضی عبدُالرحمن کے سارے بچُوں کو پلاٹ دے
      یہ ایک بھی ابھی چیئرمَن نے منظُور کیا ہَے، اِس کا قبضہ دینے کے لیئے کلرک بادشاہ جو اِس فیمِلی کے ساتھ کریں گے وہ ایک الگ کہانی ہو گی۔
      اِس لیئے
      اب تو رہنے ہی دیں ۔
      آگے اِن دونوں کی مَرضی

    2. بالکل صحیح
      سی ڈی اے کا دِل اِتنا بڑا نہیں ہَے کہ وُہ قاضی عبدُالرحمن کے سارے بچُوں کو پلاٹ دے
      یہ ایک بھی ابھی چیئرمَن نے منظُور کیا ہَے، اِس کا قبضہ دینے کے لیئے کلرک بادشاہ جو اِس فیمِلی کے ساتھ کریں گے وہ ایک الگ کہانی ہو گی۔
      اِس لیئے
      اب تو رہنے ہی دیں ۔
      آگے اِن دونوں کی مَرضی
      *Decision of Mr Mengal is, however, appreciated.*

  5. This man of Godliness has done a great job to the real droit.No one have the capacity so far to do the same.
    Great job mr.mengal chairman CDA

  6. Man of commitment
    As I know Mr Noor ul Amin when I met with him first time he was working as assistant commissioner sadik abad district Rahim yar khan .
    It was nice meeting with him and he also fulfill commitment at that time
    Hats off to Noor ul Amin SB
    Prof Kamran eidi
    Lecturer in Islamabad

  7. Excellent decision by Mr Noor Ul Amin Mengal saheb. Justice demands that CDA should construct the house as well for the family

  8. This act of current Chairman CDA is highly commendable. However, the 60 years delay by different chairmen in succession to fulfill a commitment is highly deplorable. This speaks volumes of the red tap bureaucracy.

  9. Dair ayee par phir b durast nhi ayee.
    O bai ab unki family kitni zaida ho chuki ho gi. 1 plot dena hy ap ny wo b ptaa nhi kahaaan par dyn gay. Ulta un k family me larai create krwa do gay. Kitny bachy hon gay un k agy b bachy hon gay. Yeee to hal hy humry mulk me insaf kaa.

  10. Love you Dear Chairman CDA. though it is useless for the respected Teacher Abdur Rehman at this point of time, I will request to please name some mosque in Islamabad in his name to honour him.

  11. Salutes to CDA chairman sb for fulfilling long standing commitment.
    Such type of officers r assets of pakistan.
    Long live Mangel sb.

  12. It’s a bit strange to hear this news as I remember before 1980 people were not willing to live and buy plots in Islamabad and CDA use to give plots in main sectors at very low rates and that too on easy installment in a bid to develop Islamabad . Plots were offered on first come first serve basis and many plots were given free by the PM and President to distinguished citizens in recognition of their services to the state. I wonder and am rather surprised why Qazi Abdur Rehman was not allotted a plot when CDA was accepting applications on first come first serve basis back in 60s and early 70s…?

    1. May I know what you are trying to employ in your long essay? Are you saying that it is a fault of the respected teacher that he didn’t apply for a plot while the government was giving plots on easy installments?

  13. Salute to the chairman of CDA for fulfilling promise.
    In Quran ” wa aufu bil ahde innal ahda kana masola”

  14. Looking that Mr Mengal, Chairman CDA knows very well his actual duties as compared to previous chairmen, may Allah Pak gives him more strength to keep it up until he is in the office.

  15. Read karka kushi sa zayada dil duka.
    Phala cda ma kabi koye chairmain nhi tha kaya??? Jis na nam deya os ka prize 60 saal bad🤔
    May me ya prize world history ma likha jaya ga.
    Ya aam admi ke ahmiyat ha 🙄🙄🙄

  16. Good work, Much appreciated. But itna delay nai hona chie tha. Kher dair aey durust aey shukr he ehsas to hua aaj kal k behis muashrey ma kisi ko.

  17. This is the BEST news in these difficult times. I’m so happy for Qazi Sb’s family. I hope and pray that this may be contagious and may we live in a just and caring Pakistan.
    Chairman CDA, I congratulate you for doing the right thing and using power positively.

  18. I am an eyewitness of the event. In 1959 I was a 7-years old boy living in Karachi at Patel Para. One upon a day when I returned from school I heard saying my mother, father and uncle that President Ayub Khan has announced about the naming of the newly proposed capital of Pakistan, near Rawalpindi. The announcement was made through newspapers and radio. I heard that everybody could participate in the process and the name of the new capital will be announced after selection from all the submitted proposals. And after a few months I heard that the name suggested by a teacher from Punjab has been selected from among the thousands of suggestions throughout the country. The president Ayub made the announcement of this selection and promised to allot a plot to the winner. I do not remember any more.

  19. قاضی عبدالرحمن کااس دنیا فانی سے انتقال ہوئے ایک طویل عرصہ بیت گیا ہے ۰ اب ان کی فیملی کو پلاٹ دینے کی بجائے ان کے لئیے صدقہ جاریہ کے طور پر کوئی فلاحی ادارہ قائم کر دیا جائے تو بہتر ہو گا۰

  20. Bravo! Well done Mr Noorul Amin. You are outstanding from your predecessors that you have fulfilled a promise made by retired General Ayub Khan 60 years ago. Stay Blessed.
    Syed Azher Rafique Scotland.

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