PESHAWAR: The landlocked Chitral district is at risk of braving a famine-like situation this winter if provision of goods is not allowed through Lowari tunnel as the district is alarmingly short of all edible supplies, particularly wheat.
Islamabad: After keeping the parliament, judiciary and public in the dark for two weeks, the government has finally admitted that the controversial Margalla Hills tunnel project is “under consideration”.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9: The additional attorney general, Shah Khawar, on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the National Highway Authority (NHA) had not received any clear instructions regarding the construction of a Margalla tunnel, but the project was considered for an economic corridor from Khunjerab to Gwadar.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 3: The chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Nadeem Hassan Asif, on Thursday said there was no plan to develop another city across the Margalla Hills by constructing a tunnel.
“At least, it is not in my knowledge,” he told the Senate standing committee on cabinet secretariat and CADD on Thursday. However, the CDA chief added that planning was a continuous process and there might be some thoughts about the project at the policymaking forum.
Not informed about Margilla Hills Tunnel proposed project: Chairman CDA informs Senate body
ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) has informed Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Division that a company is being made in the federal territory to supervise and manage assets worth of trillions of rupees. He said services of experienced lawyers would be taken in the company.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7: As environmentalists and civil society have been up in arms over the government’s Margalla tunnel plan, a wildlife foundation has approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan to defend the mega project.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry will resume the suo motu hearing of the issue on Tuesday (today).
The term ' tunnel vision' has always been used as a pejorative. People accused of having it are also variously called myopic, short-sighted, shallow, etc.
This refers to Kamila Hayat’s article, ‘Roads and rulers’ (October 3). The writer has very correctly pointed out that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is very fond of building roads. His latest project includes a tunnel dug through the Margalla Hills. This tunnel will also connect Haripur and Abbottabad and the northern areas.
Islamabad: The head of the capital’s civic agency admitted on Thursday that the city’s master plan had been violated several times in the past.