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Imran Khan directs to evolve new master plan for Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for preparation of a master plan for Islamabad, which will soon be implemented.

Addressing a joint news conference with Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Capital Development Authority Ali Nawaz Awan, in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said a commission will be formed for preparing the master plan which will be headed by a professional planner.

Shehryar said action was being taken against the land grabbers without any discrimination and in this regard all the legal requirements were being fulfilled before nabbing them.

He said those who facilitated, protected or promoted the land grabbers whether they were from the district administration, police or CDA will not be spared.

Shehryar Afridi said 33,000 kanals had been recovered in two villages of Islamabad from illegal occupants.

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He said that Islamabad was designed for a population of 600,000 people, but now its population had crossed two million and no master plan had ever been prepared during the last 20 years.

The minister said the presence of encroachments in Islamabad was due to non-availability of an effective plan of action.

Speaking on the occasion, Ali Nawaz Awan said major operations would be launched against the land grabbers in the coming days and Islamabad would change within next six months.

He said a policy was being devised for the residents of the slums in Islamabad.

The PM’s special assistant said it was PTI’s vision not to dislocate the residents of slums without any plan for their rehabilitation.

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