Capital Development Authority will provide facilities to residents of Islamabad in Ramazan: Chairman

Islamabad, July 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Capital Development Authority Tuesday finalized the arrangements to facilitate the residents of the federal capital during the holy month of Ramadan.

Chairman CDA Nadeem Hassan Asif chaired a high level meeting here at CDA Headquarters in this regard which was attended by the Chief Commissioner Islamabad, representatives of police and all CDA Board members.

Chairman CDA, Nadeem Hassan Asif directed the concerned formations of the Authority to ensure availability of edible items especially dates, gram flour (Basin) on subsidize rates at the markets during the Holy month of Ramazan.

Chairman CDA said that all out measures would be taken to ensure the availability edible items in bulk and at subsidized rates for the general public during the month of Ramazan. Chairman CDA directed Member Engineering for frequent supply of water, adding that complaints for shortage of water would be entertained on immediate basis.

Chairman was informed that a complaint centre to facilitate the water-related complaints of the residents had already been established that would work round the clock. Residents could contact at complaint centre number 051-9202218 to lodge their complaints which would be addressed at earliest.

He directed Member Administration to coordinate with Islamabad District Administration to identify specific locations for the establishment of “Sasta Bazaars”. He said that CDA in collaboration with District Administration would control the prices of items at fair-price shops.

To keep the prices stable and to ensure quality of food an assistant commissioner along with a CDA team daily inspect the fair price shops in their assigned areas.

He said that food packets would be distributed among the attendants of the poor patients at hospitals in Islamabad. He said that food packets would also be distributed among the commuters get stuck in the traffic jam on roads during the “Iftar” time.

Chairman CDA said that CDA would ensure the provision of best quality edible items and banners inscribed with slogans “CDA at Service” would also be displayed for the awareness of the public. He directed Member Administration to arrange flood-light sports competitions including cricket, football and other sports as healthy activities for the citizens especially the youth. He also directed for arrangement of recreational activities and “Eid Mala” on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr for the residents of the federal capital.

Chairman CDA, Nadeem Hassan Asif said that Flood Relief Cell would remain high-alter during the monsoon season round the clock, adding that water complaint cells would also remain functional round the clock to overcome the shortage of water.

He directed the concerned formations of the authority to remove the shrubs and bushes around the Masajid, especially Lal Masjid and Jamia Hifsa to ensure the security. Faulty street lights around the mosques would be fixed to ensure convenience and safety of devotees who would attend “Taravih” prayers.

Chairman CDA, Nadeem Hassan Asif directed the all formations of the authority to keep liaison for provision of quality and effective service of the citizens. The Chairman said comprehensive arrangements have been chalked out and the residents would be provided better facilities during the Ramadan.

He also requested the residents to come up with their valuable suggestions on further improving the civic facilities during the holy month. Suggestions if found feasible would be entertained upon their receipt, the Chairman concluded.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 2614

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