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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