Faisalabad: Through a letter, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) director general to provide information about FDA City, a scheme launched by the authority in 2005 that has not seen much progress in over a decade.
According to a news source, people have invested billions of rupees in FDA City over the years, but there is still no water and electricity, deeming the society essentially unlivable. Because of this, the bureau has asked for information regarding the number of plots sold so far, the current status of development, details of the plots, and the estimated time of completion for the scheme.
Reportedly, FDA Acting Director General Yawar Hussain recently attempted to make arrangements for electricity in A Block and partially in F Block. He said the provision of electricity to the entire society would be completed by the end of the year and appeared to be unfazed by NAB’s investigation, claiming that it was just a ‘routine’ inquiry.
District Coordination Officer Noorul Ameen Mengal, who was the former deputy general (DG) FDA, said that efforts to establish a school, police station, dispensary, masjid and other facilities commenced in 2013.
According to a news source, however, only a few signboards and the foundation stone for the school have been put in place so far and the rose garden is kept locked. Ashfaq Ahmed, an FDA City investor, said over 11,000 families are suffering because of the delay caused by the negligence of FDA officials.