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Boundary walls put CDA at odds with Islamabad universities

ISLAMABAD: Two leading universities in the capital are at odds with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) over the construction of boundary walls on their campuses. Despite efforts, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) could not construct proper walls around their campuses. “We have beefed up security but our university is open from the main gate side as ... Read More »

LG polls: PTI releases audio to prove ‘poll fraud’

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has accused the Hafizabad returning officer (RO) of using illegal and coercive ways to ensure the win of federal minister Saira Afzal Tarar’s father in the second phase of the local government elections. It released audio recordings, which it says, of a conversation where the district election commissioner was complaining about RO’s conduct. PTI Punjab ... Read More »

PTI denied permission

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan has been denied permission to stage two public meetings in the federal capital on Friday. Deputy Commissioner Mushtaq Ahmed told Dawn that last week PTI had asked for permission to stage public meetings at Taramari Chowk and Peshawar Mor, adding that the request had been denied. PTI MNA from Islamabad Asad Umar had written to ... Read More »

Islamabad police get busy clearing their cobwebs

The welcome process of clearing political cobwebs from the government machinery has reached the cluttered record rooms of the Islamabad police. After the grand pruning of the Exit Control List, that had the names of tens of thousands of suspected ‘criminals’, some of them for decades, police stations in the federal capital have received orders to dust off all those ... Read More »

Capital police claim decline in crime

ISLAMABAD: Capital police claimed on Tuesday that crimes in the city had declined this year. According to police, the performance of all police stations remained satisfactory as they arrested 1,608 criminals involved in various crimes including murder and robberies besides recovering looted items worth Rs321 million. A total of 838 criminals and 849 proclaimed offenders were arrested during this period. ... Read More »

New police force for capital

ISLAMABAD: A task force, comprising policemen trained by the armed forces and US officials, has been constituted to tackle any terror incident like the Badaber PAF camp attack in Peshawar last month. Officials in the police said there was no specialised force in the capital city, which houses a number of important buildings. They said the capability and skills of ... Read More »

Citizens and CDA put to the test in wake of earthquake

ISLAMABAD: Fortunately, no tall building collapsed in the city in Monday’s earthquake, but several developed cracks and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has closed them for inspection. And thereby hang many tales. Citizen Waqas Ahmed is depressed because he ran a restaurant in one such building, the Silver City Plaza in sector G-11. “I bought space in the plaza for ... Read More »

CDA chugs on without approved budget

ISLAMABAD: It may sound incredulous that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) continues to function without an approved budget when the first quarter of the financial year has passed by. But it is true. What is particularly strange is that the federal government has delayed its approval because, it is said, the budget prepared by the CDA did not reflect a ... Read More »

Pottery event aims at drawing children to traditional art

Students watch an artisan at work in Lok Virsa on Monday. ISLAMABAD: A seven-day pottery making event commenced on Monday at Lok Virsa as part of a series titled ‘Craft of the Month’. Renowned puppeteer, voice actor, script writer and television commentator Farooq Qaiser was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. Talking to the participants, Mr Qaiser said the ... Read More »

ECP seeks to withdraw schedule for LG polls in capital

ISLAMABAD: Soon after announcing the schedule for the first-ever party-based local government polls in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has approached the Supreme Court yet again, seeking permission to withdraw that schedule. This time, however, the ECP has assured the apex court that polling day, i.e. Nov 30, will remain unchanged even if the election ... Read More »