ISLAMABAD: City managers have established four committees aimed at addressing issues facing citizens, investors, and builders.
These committees, which include the Sector Development Monitoring Committee, Monitoring Committee for High-rise Projects, Housing Schemes Monitoring Committee, and Rehabilitation Committee, will convene once a month.
In a notification dated March 17th, it was announced that the sector development committee would be led by the CDA chairman and consist of members of engineering, planning, estates, and the director-general of works, among others.
As per the details, this committee will oversee the development of sectors in Zone I and II, including issues related to land acquisition, ownership, and demarcation, compensation for land and built-up property, removal of encroachments, and infrastructure development, including water supply, gas, electricity, drainage, and roads.
The high-rise projects committee, also chaired by the CDA chairman, will examine and decide on cases related to high-rise projects and schemes as recommended by the member planning, including monitoring layout plans, approval of building plans, and action against non-conforming use.
Additionally, the housing scheme committee will monitor layout plans, including revised and extended ones, issuance of NOCs for development, recovery of outstanding dues, allotment of plots, and violation of approved layout plans.
The rehabilitation committee will scrutinize and decide on the claims and grievances of landowners and affected people, retrieval of the acquired land, and finalization of survey lists.
It is important to note that the committee will also propose shifting the dwellers of recognized katchi abadis (slum areas) in case the CDA moves them to other places and the allocation of funds for rehabilitation projects.
According to an official of the CDA, the formation of the committees was initiated by Chairman Noorul Amin Mengal due to daily complaints from citizens, developers, and investors.
The official stated that the chairman will preside over the committees to address these chronic issues and that they hope to resolve all genuine concerns within a few months.