Lahore: Land worth PKR 18.5 million was reclaimed by the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab on the complaint of an overseas Pakistani, according to a news report. The report further detailed that OPC Punjab Vice-Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti explained that an expatriate, Muhammad Razzaq, had filed a complaint with OPC that his wife’s six acres of agricultural land in Toba Tek Singh had been occupied by some people.
They explained that his complaint had been forwarded to District Overseas Pakistanis Committee which had taken action with police assistance and returned the land to the owner.
Lahore: The LESCO (Lahore Electric Supply Company) decided to construct a grid station for Gulberg to meet the power supply needs, as seen on a news source.
For this grid station, LESCO has asked for 10 kanals of land.
For this request, Lahore’s deputy commisioner has sent an application requesting the authorities concerned to transfer land to the Lahore Electric Supply Company for the grid station construction to begin right away.
The demand for power supply has lately increased, due to increased commercialisation in Gulberg. At the moment, the commercial hub gets power supply from grid stations in Garden Town and Rehman Park and these grid stations cannot bear anymore to meet the electricity needs of Gulberg.
Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Karachi: The DHA City (Defence Housing Authority) Karachi is to introduce medical tourism to notch up the health facilities for the upcoming development, as seen on a news source.
Project Director of DHA Brig (R) Muhammad Rafique was addressing a meeting attended by representatives from Shaukat Khanum Hospital, IBA (Institute of Business Administration, Dow University, and Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan.
Muhammad Rafique said that DHA City, which is a sustainable development being built on a fast track basis, will have world-class facilities provided by Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Dow University. In addition for the society to introduce medial tourism, the education sector will also be planned throughly. In this regard, Institute of Business Administration and Safa University are currently devising their plans.
Rafique also noted that the people looking to construct their houses in DHA City can choose designs on the Design Studio, get it approved from the society, and start construction of their respective units.
The expansion work by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority is completed and the new building will be inaugurated on January 20, as seen on a news source.
Airport building area has been increased from 132 Marla (36,000 ft^2) to about 268 Marla (73,000 ft^2), allowing space for 200 passengers for domestic flights and about 400 passengers for international flights. Also, four counters have been installed for domestic passengers and 12 for flying abroad.
The airport facility has high technology CCTV cameras, fire alarm system and fire hydrants.
Furthermore, a modern display system to show flight schedules has been installed. Besides, other features include services like Alfa Taxiway on the runway, two boarding bridges for the passengers and a Fokker apron.
Faisalabad International Airport
Fasisalabad Interntional Airport is an international airport and standby PAF (Pakistan Air Force) military base situated on Jhang Road, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south west from the city centre of Faisalabad, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
It serves the population of Faisalabad and several local cities such as Tandlianwala, Kamalia, Jaranwala, Jhang, Chiniot, Gojra, Dijkot, Samundri, Khurrianwala, Sangla Hill, Toba Tek Singh, Chenab Nagar, Sargodha, Bhawana, Pir Mahal, Chak Jhumra, Khichian, Jahangir Klan and Lalian. With a large diaspora of Faisalabadis living abroad, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has signed a new open policy to allow more airlines to operate from the city.
Airport is home to two flying schools who use the airfield for regular training for new cadets and aviation enthusiasts.
Influx of international airlines operating the airport, the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries have disclosed a new international airport is to be built near the motorway.
With a new open policy agreement with the UAE (United Arab Emirates) it is expected that the airport will handle more traffic in the future.
Peshawar: The Secretary of the Local Government and Rural Development Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Syed Jamal Uddin Shah has instructed the TMA (Town Municipal Authorities) to launch a crackdown against illegal housing societies throughout the province, as seen on a news source. The move has been taken on the orders of the Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) – Azam Khan.
The performance of the TMAs in the last two months was assessed during a meeting presided by Shah and attended by representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Town Municipal Authorities.
The Local Government and Rural Development Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Secretary Syed Jamal Uddin Shah has also ordered moving fruit markets, vegetable markets and bus stations outside the city limits.
The meeting decided to speed up the drive against encroachment and ensure cleanliness within respective juridictions of all Town Municipal Authorities (TMAs)