Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday (January 13) proposed a site for setting up the first cricket stadium in the capital city, according to news sources. The stadium is said to accommodate 60,000 spectators.
Planning Minister Asad Umar chaired a review meeting which was attended by CDA Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Ali Nawaz Awan, Commissioner Rawalpindi Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, CDA Member Engineering Sayed Munawar Shah, and others.
During the meeting, CDA shared the design and proposed site of the cricket stadium. Chairman Ahmed suggested that the stadium could be constructed in Saidpur.
Moreover, Planning Minister Umar directed the CDA to explore other project sites. It was decided that CDA will look for another site and both identified sites along with the design will be presented to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan for final approval. It is pertinent to note that the CDA will provide land for the stadium, while the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will construct it.
Reportedly, the meeting also approved the Srinagar Highway signal-free project and the shifting of the landfill site to Mandra in Rawalpindi.