Islamabad: The Administration of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started development works in Sector I-11 and I-12 after acquiring most of the land in these sectors.
According to sources, the construction work of Service Road North in Sector I-11 has been started. The sector was opened in 1991 and 2500 residential plots were allotted.
Sources further told that in Sector I-11, 375 commercial plots have been acquired and the capital’s authority would earn an amount of Rs. 24 billion by auctioning these plots and it would be helpful for CDA to get out of financial crisis.
Meanwhile, in Sector I-12, the work to level the ground has been started. The sector has been reserved for affectees and out of 5900 plots, 2400 plots to be given to affectees of sector I-11 and I-12.
The concerned authorities have been directed to demolish houses of slum areas in Sector I-11.
PPI Adds - The sanitary workers of Capital Development Authority (CDA) Monday staged protest demonstration against the sanitary administration, urging government to increase their wages according to the price hike. Dozens of daily wagers of sanitation department of CDA assembled here in front of National Press Club (NPC) and chanted slogans against the sanitary inspector and their private contractor.
Talking to this agency Sameena David told that their salary Rs.6000 was too meagre to meet both ends. She asked the high ups of the CDA to regularise their services and also increase their salary up to Rs 9000 so that they could meet their financial requirements. “Even sanitary workers in Rawalpindi are getting Rs. 9500 per month” she argued.
Sajid Masih, and others complained that Sanitary Inspector Mukhtar Masih and their Private Contractor always misbehave them and receive Bhatta (forced money) from them while threaten to terminate their contracts in other cases.
They further told that those poor workers who deny paying forced money (bhatta) are terminated from their services.
They appealed to the Chairman CDA, and other concerned authorities to increase their wages from Rs 6000 to 9000 and also issue directives to Sanitary Administration not to harass poor sanitary workers. They vowed to continue their protest until fulfilment of their demands.[The Nation]