Residents in Abbottabad lament Ayub Bridge repair delays

Residents in Abbottabad lament Ayub Bridge repair delays

Residents in Abbottabad lament Ayub Bridge repair delays. People in the area have been complaining about the National Highway Authority’s (NHA) failure to fix a part of the Ayub Bridge in Havelian tehsil, Pakistan, even though they have asked them to.

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People who live in Abbottabad, Galiyat, the Kaghan valley, and Gilgit Baltistan can get to the rest of the country through the Ayub Bridge that was built in the early 1970s.

When the river was flooded in July 2021, the National Highway Authority had to move traffic to the Langra Bridge, which was meant for light traffic only. This caused the bridge to break down.

After the Ayub Bridge was closed, the traffic on the main road was directed to the Langra Bridge, traffic officials said. Each day, around 5,000 cars pass through the Langra Bridge, which causes a lot of traffic near and on the bridge.

There is so much traffic that it takes 30 minutes to an hour every day to cross the Langra Bridge because of it. Abdul Qadeer is the government worker who travels by public transportation every day from Haripur to Abbottabad and back.

A traffic police officer who didn’t want to be named said that the old Havelian Bazaar Road was rerouted through the Langra Bridge, which caused a lot of traffic. It was because of this that the Langra Bridge was also at risk of damage.

The Ayub Bridge may have been damaged by people illegally excavating sand and stone beneath it, but the authorities who should have done something about it didn’t.

It would have been safe if the mines and minerals department had acted quickly to stop the illegal activity, Shah said, adding that commuters had been suffering from mental stress and inconvenience for the last six months because of it.

When Dawn called, Zafar Hayat, the director of maintenance for the north of the NHA, said that work was being done on the bridge’s damaged parts.

There will be a total cost of Rs45 million for the bridge’s repair, he told us. The bridge will be back open to traffic in the next four months. He said that the quality of construction work and its completion on time would be guaranteed.

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Sitara Icon Tower Faisalabad brings first mall to Samanabad

Sitara Icon Tower Faisalabad brings first mall to Samanabad

Sitara Icon Tower Faisalabad brings first mall to Samanabad. Sitara Icon Tower is a renowned Sitara Heights (Pvt) Ltd project. It is Samanabad’s first shopping mall. Additionally, this project will increase people’s access to worldwide and national brands.

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This remarkable society is located on Samanabad’s main road. It will have cutting-edge retail spaces, spectacular residences, and penthouses.

Additionally, it will be the city’s tallest structure. It will have a 22-story height.

Not only for shopping but also for an exquisite lifestyle. It will include

A variety of Amenities:

  • Water, power, and gas are all supplied without interruption.
  • Atriums and walkways
  • Personnel responsible for maintenance and security
  • Four basement parking garages
  • Elevators and escalators with a high rate of descent
  • Swimming pool on the roof
  • Restaurant à la carte
  • 24-hour surveillance system
  • Children’s city
  • Supermarket \Mosque

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People can now go to Galiyat, which is part of Saddar Division

People can now go to Galiyat, which is part of Saddar Division

Saddar Division is divided by the Home Department, and Galiyat is now open to tourists. The Galiyat Development Authority enabled tourists to visit the Galiyat region during the snowy season.

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According to GDA authorities, the Meteorological Office has anticipated another snowy storm for Galiyat beginning Wednesday. Tourists are barred from traveling within a 25-kilometer radius between Bagnotar and Dongagali due to fears of landslides and avalanches. The Galiyat region will be accessible via the Abbottabad-Nathiagali Road. There is restricted access to areas beyond Donga Gali to Bariyan.

According to news reports, the Punjab Home Department has confirmed the subdivision of Rawalpindi’s Saddar division into subdivisions. A new divisional Superintendent Police (SP) (BS-18) position has been established in Murree to ensure the presence of 18 senior police officers in the hill station’s most popular attraction.

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Sindh development projects worth PKR 58 billion have been authorized

Sindh development projects worth PKR 58 billion have been authorized

Sindh development projects worth PKR 58 billion have been authorized. The Sindh cabinet authorized PKR 58 billion in debt assistance funds for current Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects on Tuesday (January 18). The meeting presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also authorized PKR 4 billion for different health infrastructure projects around the province.

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The funds have been granted for the province’s nine current development initiatives, according to sources. The following is a list of the project and its budgetary breakdown:

  • PKR 13.1 billion for Malir Expressway
  • PKR 7.3 billion for Karachi Hub Canal
  • PKR 4.3 billion for Mauripur Expressway
  • PKR 830 million for Regional Blood Centers
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  • PKE 19.2 billion for Nabisar-Vajihar waterworks
  • PKR 862 million for Karachi-Thatta Carriageway
  • PKR 440 million for Children Hospital North Karachi
  • PKR 6.73 billion Ghotki-Kandhkot bridge on River Indus

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Ex-SBCA executives Nasla Tower builders, indicted

Ex-SBCA executives Nasla Tower builders, indicted

Ex-SBCA executives Nasla Tower builders, indicted. The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has issued a FIR against former Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officers and others in connection with the Nasla Tower case.

Inspector Zahid Husain Mirani of the ACE filed the FIR on behalf of the state against officials of the SBCA and its master plan department (MPGO), as well as SMCHS office-bearers and members, for violating pertinent provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code and other laws.

A preliminary investigation was launched in response to a Supreme Court mandate. During the course of the investigation, pertinent papers were obtained from the SMCHS, SBCA, Mukhtiarkar of Jamshed and Ferozabad, KMC, and MPGO, as well as witness testimony.

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According to the FIR, the management of SMCHS, in collusion with Muzamil Amin Darzi, the plot’s owner/attorney, issued letters in 2006-07 for the allocation of 264 square yards of additional land (meant for amenity/service road) and forwarded the matter to the MPGO for conversion of land use from residential to commercial for 1,044 square yards without proper title documents for the plot (sub-lease of plot was only for 780 square yards).

“As a result of this increase, Mukhtiarkar Jamshed Town Khair Mohammed Dahri maintained illegal entry,” the statement stated.

According to the FIR, an additional 77 square yards of land was permitted in 2010 and the matter was sent to the MPGO for conversion from residential to commercial use for 1,121 square yards.

The ACE has named 21 suspects in their FIR. They include former SBCA directors general Manzoor Qadir Kaka and Ashkar Dawar; ex-director Ali Mehdi Kazmi of the former EDO (MPGO) Wilayat Ali Data; and SMCHS chairman Galib Mansoor, honorary secretary Naveed Bashir, and members Islam A. Khan, Mohammed Asif, and Younas Hashim.

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President Alvi arrives in the port city of Gwadar

President Alvi arrives in the port city of Gwadar

President Alvi arrives in the port city of Gwadar. Gwadar, Pakistan – President Dr Arif Alvi arrived in the port city on Thursday for a two-day visit. He will preside over a high-level meeting and attend briefings on various issues, including ongoing development projects in the port city. Dr Arif Alvi will also attend briefings on various issues, including ongoing development projects in the port city.

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President Alvi was greeted at Gwadar International Airport by Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha, Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, and Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana.

Several other authorities, including Commissioner Makran Shabbir Ahmed Mengal, Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Jameel Ahmed Baloch, and others, were also present.

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Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site

Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site

‘Continuance of work on the Dasu dam site’. Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said that media reports that the Chinese contractor had left the Dasu dam project site were not true.

On Thursday, Zhao told the International Press Center (IPC) that he didn’t know if the contractor had set any rules for restarting work on the dam site.

That situation you talked about isn’t one I’ve heard of. Dasu hydropower project: “As far as I know, it’s back up and running.”

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In July, ten Chinese and four Pakistani nationals were killed in a terrorist attack on the dam site. Another 28 people were hurt. He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was moving forward even though a strong wind was coming from the virus.

People who say there has been a slowdown in work on CPEC, which is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), don’t believe him.

Mr. Zhao said that CPEC was based on the idea of joint consultation and making a contribution for the benefit of everyone. In the last few days, the president of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and some media have all said good things about the CPEC flagship project’s progress.

A spokesperson said it took a lot of money to build the train, and the authorities who were involved were talking about it.

He said “pure disinformation” had been spread about the CPEC project in the past three and a half years. ‘Work on the Dasu dam site is still going on.’

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Suggestions for the location of Islamabad Cricket Stadium

Suggestions for the location of Islamabad Cricket Stadium

On January 13, a site was proposed for the Islamabad Cricket Stadium. The stadium is expected to seat nearly 60,000 people.

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Amir Ali Ahmed, Chairman of the CDA, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, Ali Nawaz Awan, Commissioner Rawalpindi Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, and CDA Member Engineering Sayed Munawar Shah, among others, attended a review meeting presided over by Planning Minister Asad Umar.

At the meeting, the CDA presented the cricket stadium’s design and proposed location. Chairman Ahmed advocated for the stadium’s construction in Saidpur.

Additionally, Planning Minister Umar directed the CDA to conduct a study of alternative project locations. The CDA was directed to seek another location and to present both identified locations, along with the design, to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan for final approval.

Notably, the CDA will provide the land for the stadium, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will construct it.

The meeting also approved the signal-free Srinagar Highway project and the landfill’s relocation to Mandra in Rawalpindi, according to reports. Suggestions for where the Islamabad Cricket Stadium should be built.

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Navy golf course: The government will appeal the IHC decision

Navy golf course: The government will appeal the IHC decision

Navy golf course: The government will appeal the IHC decision. The federal government has decided to appeal the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) ruling that declared the military’s allocation of approximately 8,068 acres of land in Islamabad’s National Park area to be illegal.

According to sources in the Attorney General’s (AGP) office, Additional Attorney General Qasim Wadood has been directed to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) against the judgement of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

According to sources, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan expressed an inability to represent the relevant ministry. Additionally, it is learned that the AGP office has authorized aggrieved departments to retain free private counsel.

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The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) has directed the Pakistan Navy to carry out the IHC decision until Friday. On the other hand, the Pakistan Navy has requested additional time until the ICA is resolved.

Continue reading: Pakistan Navy unable to file an appeal directly; will need to engage defence secretary: IHC.

“You are requested to ensure compliance with the IHC order by removing all fences, walls, and other equipment in the area to vacate the Margalla Hills National Parkland so that it can be restored to its natural state by IWMB,” the letter to Pakistan Navy reads.

Additionally, it is understood that the AAGP, acting on behalf of the government, will appeal to the ICA the January 7 judgement regarding the demolition of the Pakistan Navy club.

IHC determination

“The Pakistan Army’s claim for 8,068 acres of land within the notified National Park area violates the Ordinance of 1979 read with the Ordinance of 1960 and the Master Plan,” an 11-page judgement authored by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah stated.

“The claim is also inconsistent with the applicable laws governing the management of lands used by the armed forces. The federal government lacked the authority to authoriZe the directorate’s use of 8,068 acres of land within the notified National Park area,” the judgement stated. “Neither the directorate nor its agents have the authority to own, use, or retain any land within the notified National Park area.”

According to the order, the Remount, Veterinary, and Farms Directorate lacked jurisdiction and authority to execute the alleged agreement with Monal Restaurant dated September 30, 2019. “Rent recovered by the directorate from Monal Restaurant was also obtained in violation of the directorate’s legal authority and jurisdiction. “Within 60 days of the date of the order, the Ministry of Defence secretary shall ensure that the rent received by the directorate is recovered and deposited in the exchequer.”

Additionally, read: Army receives 8,068 acres of land in National Park area ‘in violation of law’

The court determined that Monal Restaurant’s lease agreement with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had expired and that its agreement with the Remount, Veterinary, and Farms Directorate, dated Sept 30, 2019, was null and void. The court ordered that the CDA and Islamabad Wildlife Management Board immediately seize possession of Monal Restaurant and seal its premises, subject to allowing the restaurant’s owner/management to remove their property.

The order stated that the CDA chairman would conduct an investigation to determine who was responsible for the construction of Monal Restaurant and other structures within the protected area of the National Park in violation of the 1997 Act, the 1960 Ordinance, the 1966 Ordinance, the 1979 Ordinance, and the regulations promulgated under the respective statutes.

“The authority’s board of directors shall then proceed against the officials in accordance with applicable law.”

The secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and the director general of the Environmental Protection Agency shall conduct a joint survey of Monal Restaurant and other nearby structures to determine the extent of environmental damage and then take any necessary measures and actions to avoid further environmental degradation.”

Additionally, the court stated that the Pakistan Navy encroached on state land, including the notified area of the National Park, by establishing an unauthorised and illegal golf course outside the allocated Sector E-8.

“The construction of a golf course on the encroached land was and continues to be illegal, lacking legal authority and jurisdiction.

“The alleged Navy Golf Course shall be sealed immediately and its ownership transferred to the Capital Development Authority and the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board.”

The structure on Navy Golf Course’s encroached land shall be demolished within four weeks of the date of the order, unless it can be used for an environmentally friendly activity.” It stated that the CDA and Islamabad Wildlife Management Board would restore the Navy Golf Course’s encroached land as part of the National Park.

“The Ministry of Defence secretary shall conduct an investigation and hold accountable officials/persons involved in trespassing and encroaching upon state land to establish the Navy Golf Course unauthorisedly and illegally.” “The secretary of the Ministry of Defence shall conduct a forensic audit with the assistance of the Auditor General of Pakistan to ascertain the loss to the exchequer and recover the funds from the officials/persons found responsible,” the order stated.

It stated that the commission’s report and recommendations, which are an integral part of this judgement, shall be immediately examined by the secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change.

Additionally, the court stated that the commission, which Dr Pervez Hassan chaired, was renamed the Implementation Commission.

The secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change shall coordinate with the Implementation Commission’s chair. Following deliberations, the recommendations shall be presented to the federal government, specifically the prime minister and cabinet members, for approval. “The armed forces’ prestige and unique status are critical to the Pakistani people. The Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority shall ensure that no controversy arises in the future regarding the non-application of enforced laws within the three sectors designated for the use of the

The armed forces’ branches in the Islamabad Capital Territory,” the order stated.

Additionally, the order stated that officials must submit compliance reports to the court’s registrar within 30 days of the order’s date. According to the order, biodiversity, ecosystems, and natural habitats all contain life and thus contain living organisms.

“Life, whether human or non-human, is contingent upon the persistence of biodiversity, ecosystems, and natural habitats. Ecosystem and natural habitat protection are inextricably linked to the guaranteed right to life under Article 9 of the Constitution “The state, its institutions, and all public officials have a constitutional obligation to protect ecosystems and natural habitats.”

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Seven unlawful structures have been sealed of Murree

Seven unlawful structures have been sealed of Murree

Seven unlawful structures have been sealed of Murree. The tehsil government sealed seven unlawfully constructed buildings on Monday, as tourist activity resumed at the renowned location following the fatal incident that killed two dozen lives.

The buildings in question were constructed illegally at Bansra Gali, Bhurban Road, and Sunny Bank, and were sealed on the AC’s orders, along with instructions to take additional required action against the owners and facilitators of the illegal construction.

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With the area once again likely to receive snow, both the government and police conducted a study of Murree to assess the safety measures put in place for tourists.

Taimoor Khan, the Rawalpindi Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), paid a surprise visit to Murree and inspected the authorities’ measures, which include allowing only 8,000 tourist vehicles into the premises between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., while residents of Murree and Kashmir are exempt from these restrictions.

Meanwhile, cargo transport on the route will be able to operate at night.

CTO Taimoor Khan evaluated traffic preparations, instructed workers stationed at the Murree checkpoints, and distributed awareness and road safety leaflets to tourists visiting Murree. He added that travellers visiting Murree should heed the traffic police’s recommendations before to their arrival.

The authority encouraged motorists to travel in a mechanically sound vehicle, to keep a toolkit in the vehicle, and to use chains on their vehicle’s tyres during snowfall. Additionally, overtaking and inappropriate parking must be avoided, and drivers must exercise patience as vehicles move slowly on snow-covered roads.

He also urged tourists to bring extra warm clothing and food, avoid completely rolling down their car windows, and cooperate with traffic wardens.

“Follow the recommendations on the traffic police information leaflet to ensure a safe and quiet travel,” the CTO advised the tourists. “You may contact the Traffic Police Helpline if you require assistance while driving.”

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