Ijaz Ahmad Shah chaired a meeting in the Ministry of Interior. Administration of Islamabad and Rawalpindi along with representatives of Aviation division attended the meeting.
-Agenda of the meeting was to discuss the increased number of commercial and residential projects in surroundings of Islamabad Airport, resulting problems and their solutions.
The Federal Minister for Interior Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that having developmental projects is progressive but there has to be a proper mechanism to execute the idea. “There should not be any compensation when it comes to countering the encroachment issue” he added.
It is very important to ensure that these projects contribute to overall well being and progress of the country. The Minister asked the Administration to formulate proper rules and regulations for the developmental growth. He further insisted on ensuring that the terms and conditions set by the administrative authorities are followed closely. “All stakeholders must ensure that no rules are violated” he said.
The Rawalpindi Administration including Rawalpindi Development Authority and Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi briefed the Minister over the progress of anti encroachment drive and also highlighted the problems that they are facing. Ijaz Ahmad Shah appreciated the work done by the administration to counter the problems. Any assistance needed from center to deal with encroachment issues will be provided in every possible way. The Minister ensured.
The Rawalpindi Administration informed the Minister that in order to keep track of the construction process around the airport and other areas, a software called GIS will be used that will improve the monitoring and efficiency of the process. Minister once again appreciated their efforts and the meeting concluded with the promise that developmental projects will be regulated as per directions.