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Interior Minister Aims to Enhance Islamabad to Meet International Standards 

Interior Minister

A high-level meeting of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), chaired by Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, has outlined several initiatives to elevate Islamabad to international standards. Key decisions include environmental reforms, infrastructure development, and enhancements in emergency services.

To combat environmental pollution, the Interior Minister mandated the future purchase of only electric bikes and eco-friendly electric buses for the city’s public transport. He also banned the procurement of petrol motorcycles and emphasized the need for international standard emergency services, which will now be managed by the CDA instead of the Municipal Corporation Islamabad. Plans to establish Capital WASA were also discussed.

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Infrastructure projects were a focal point, with directives to expedite the establishment of the Capital Waste Management Company, as well as the construction of an underpass at Serena Chowk and a flyover at F-9 Park Chowk. The CDA was also instructed to accelerate the pending construction work on the Islamabad Expressway project.

The meeting highlighted the rapid progress on the Islamabad Model Jail, stalled for seventeen years, with the first phase nearing completion. Minister Naqvi announced the establishment of Business Facilitation Centers to provide one-stop services for investors, and the completion of land allotment for a Health Tower in the H-16 sector.

In recognition of the CDA’s record tax collection, the Interior Minister congratulated the CDA team and instructed them to prepare and submit an investment plan for the organization within a week. These measures reflect a comprehensive approach to modernizing Islamabad, aiming for sustainability, improved infrastructure, and enhanced public services.