Islamabad Master plan 2020-2040 moves forward

Islamabad: Second consultative dialogue of the Federal Commission on review of Islamabad Master Plan was held today at the Pak- China Friendship Centre Islamabad. The dialogue has been approved by the Federal Government.

To be headed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed, the meeting was held in regards to hiring consultants for the IMP for 2020-40 and welcoming suggestions for the proposed Terms of Reference (TORs) for it. Work for the revision of Bylaws and will be finalized soon. Approval will be sought from the CDA Board within four weeks.

It is important for every commission to have its own vision so the plan could move forward with a clear vision for IMP 2020-40, said CDA Director Master Planning Zafar Iqbal Zafar.

Under discussion matters included gaps in the IMP of 1960 until now. Continued problems and scopes of improvement were welcomed from the participating parties. These included several NGOS, international organizations, private associations, consulting town planners, architects and engineers.

According to the CDA Retd. Officer Hafiz Ehsan Ullah, a facility of an online forum will be made available to public for submission of their inputs into the Master Plan Islamabad. He thanked all the participants on behalf of CDA Chairman.

The first consultative dialogue was held with the Punjab Government and sectoral departments.

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