Summary
DAWN ·

The civic agency of Islamabad on Tuesday succumbed to the pressure from the top political leadership of the country by agreeing not only to allow the Punjab government to construct a separate track for the metro bus service in the federal capital but also to use the greenbelts for the project. The approval was given at a meeting of the Capital Development Authority (CDA)'s Development Working Party (DWP). The meeting was presided over by CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal and attended by Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed, who is also the director of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service Project, and officials of Nespak. Apart from restricting the use of greenbelts for any project, the CDA Ordinance does not allow any provincial agency to execute work in Islamabad.