Tag: federal government

RDA to stop illegal housing schemes from marketing projects

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Muhammad Arif Abbasi has directed the RDA Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering Directorate (MPTED) to stop illegal housing schemes from marketing their projects, reported a news source. The MPTED has been instructed to take actions against all such housing schemes found to be non-compliant under the Punjab Private Housing Scheme […]

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Pakistan and Asian Development Bank

ADB signed grant for National Disaster Risk Management Fund NDRMF

Pakistan and Asian Development Bank (ADB)  signed a grant agreement for the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF). Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD) Noor Ahmed and ADB Country Director Ms. Xiaohong Yang signed a grant agreement for NDRMF. The Government of Switzerland has provided an amount of US$ 1.5 million through the Asian Development Bank […]

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Illegal constructions on residential plots in Hyderabad continue despite ban

Illegal constructions on residential plots in Hyderabad continue despite ban

The violation of Supreme Court-mandated Water Commission’s ban on the construction of commercial buildings on residential plots continues in Hyderabad, arguably with official connivance. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), which is under obligation to enforce the ban, has apparently failed to ensure compliance of the order. This is despite the fact that the authority acknowledges […]

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Home dept bans digging of roads under Section 144

Home Department bans digging of roads under Section 144

The Home and Tribal Affairs Department on Sunday imposed and a six-month ban on digging and damaging roads in the provincial capital under Section 144. As per the notification, all the government and semi-government departments have been directed to get a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the district administration before starting any repair and maintenance work. […]

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Government decided to use National Database to detect tax evaders

Government decided to use National Database to detect tax evaders

The government has decided to use the data pool of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to detect tax evaders. “The data of persons registered with NADRA will be available next month. Evaders, we are coming after you. You will have to pay tax,” said Finance Minister Asad Umar, while addressing leaders at the Islamabad […]

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Govt may revise existing gas usage slabs

Govt may revise existing gas usage slabs

The government is planning to revise the existing gas usage slabs in order to provide relief to domestic consumers, a news source quoted an official. The government may also consider a separate tariff for the winter season as another option. If implemented, this tariff will remain in effect for a period of three months. The […]

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Central Development Working Party Approved four uplift projects

Central Development Working Party Approved four uplift projects

The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved four uplift projects worth over PKR 806 million, a news source reported. The civic body additionally referred two projects worth PKR 7.4 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further approval. The projects presented for approval included those in relation to health, housing […]

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