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Construction sector in doldrums

Construction sector in doldrums

KARACHI – Indusmen Corporation Chief Exective Officer (CEO) Syed Afzal-ur-Rahman, who is also a former vice chairman of the All Pakistan Contractors Association (APCA), highlights the neglect of the Rs 500 billion construction industry despite its vital contribution to economic growth.
In an interview with Pakistan Today, he asserted that the sector was perennially overlooked and desperately seeks to build capacity to allow it to compete at international level. Key to this, it

Contractor asked to speed up construction work

GUJRANWALA – Gujranwala Division Commissioner Saeed Iqbal Wahla has directed the contractor of Gondlanwala Road to speed up construction work and urged all departments concerned to complete their works within timeframe.
He paid a surprise visit to the under-construction road along with Development Director Anwar Aziz, Gujranwala Development Authority Director General Hakim Ali Doultana and contractor Suleman Khalid. He was told on the occasion that a four-kilometer-long dual road

SC moved for early hearing of KBD construction

LAHORE – A petition has been moved to the Supreme Court Lahore Registry on Monday for early hearing of a petition for Kalabagh Dam (KBD) construction to meet growing energy needs and save Pakistan from floods and draughts. The application was filed by barrister Zafar Ullah Khan submitting that his petition despite being linked to an important national issue was pending in the Supreme Court since 1996 which showed the collapse of Pakistan’s judicial policy. He said compared to it a

Construction of 22 model villages starts on 15th

LAHORE – Presiding over a high-level meeting, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said construction of 22 model villages in the flood-affected areas of the province would start on March 15. These villages would be completed and handed over to the affected within 90 days, he added.
Shahbaz said the model villages, equipped with necessary facilities, would introduce a new culture in these areas, adding that the completion of construction within the timeframe was the

AJK PM concerned at dams’ construction in IHK

GUJRANWALA – Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad has expressed concerns over Indian intentions to construct some 250 dams in occupied Kashmir and urged the government of Pakistan and the international bodies to take measures to stop India from doing so.
“There is no room of any non-state political party in Azad Kashmir and if democracy failed yet again in Pakistan then nobody would be blamed but the politicians,” he said this while talking to journalists during his

Anti-Pakhtun conspiracy in construction of check posts: ANP

KARACHI – The ANP Sindh chapter on Friday strongly opposed the construction of 20 new check posts in different areas of Karachi, terming it a conspiracy against the Pakhtun settlers.
In a statement issued from the Bacha Khan Markaz, ANP Sindh Spokesman Qadir Khan stated that making an example of Kati Pahari, the City District Government Karachi has made a false decision to construct 20 more check posts.
He alleged that it was an attempt to harass the Pakhtun residents

LHC issues notice on petition challenging plaza’s construction

Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Thursday issued notices to the Punjab government, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on a petition challenging establishment of the Park and Ride Shopping Plaza at the Liberty Market. The judge directed the respondents to file replies until March 2. Judicial Activism Panel Chairman Azhar Siddique and six Liberty Market shop owners filed the petition submitting that

Construction of illegal shops opposed

DASKA – Daska-based lawyers, traders, human rights activists and political and religious circles have joined hands against the construction of shops by some local influential people at the main gate of Government College for Women Daska.
An important meeting was held in the office of Daska Bar Association (DBA) and Daska Bar President Muhammad Asif Bajwa presided over the meeting that was told that some influential people had started construction of several shops at an open place

SCCI supports construction of modern Dry Port at Chichukimalian

LAHORE – Shaikhupura Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) threw its full weight behind the Lahore Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to build a large, efficient and modern Dry Port at Chichukimalian in Shaikhupura district.
According to press release, a consensus to this effect was reached at a meeting held here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI President Shahzad Ali Malik, SCCI President Tariq Iqbal Mughal, LCCI Senior Vice President Sheikh Mohammad Arshad,

‘Construction sector in dire straits’

LAHORE – Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has stressed the need to develop a National Construction Sector Development Strategy and removal of regulatory hurdles and complexities to harness the true potential of the construction sector in the country.
Global Perspective: In recently conducted research, LCCI has pointed out that the construction industry is a big global industry worth $7.5 trillion, which employ over 100 million people and contribute 13.5 percent to

CAA delays construction of airstrip at Thar coalfields

KARACHI – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is arbitrarily delaying starting construction of an airstrip in Islamkot, Tharparkar district, aimed at facilitating foreign investors to reach Thar coalfields by air. Despite the fact that the Sindh government had released Rs 315 million to the CAA last year, the authority has not spent even a single paisa for the airstrip’s construction.
The provincial government had approved the location of the airstrip with a total cost of Rs

LHC rejects plea against construction of BB’s monument

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition, challenging the construction of Benazir Bhutto’s monument at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, by spending money from the national exchequer.
The division bench headed by Chief justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry dismissed the petition and held that it was not the job of the court, but of the government or parliament to determine who was or was not a national hero or whose monument should be or should not be built from the

DCO approves construction of roads

PAKPATTAN – District development committee Pakpattan has approved construction of 7-km long roads in city area. Pakpattan DCO Syed Haider Iqbal, while presiding a meeting regarding city development package, stated that Rs 200 million would be spent on this project.
EDO Works Sajid Abbas Naqvi, District Officer Planning Muhammad Akram, DDO (T) Muhammad Iqbal and others attended the meeting. The DCO directed the EDO Works to start the project as soon as possible and complete it

Saifullah demands end to parliament lodges’ construction

ISLAMABAD – President Pakistan Muslim League (Likeminded Group) Senator Salim Saifullah Khan on Saturday demanded of the government to halt construction of the parliament lodges immediately.
Addressing a party meeting at PML Central Secretariat, he said that nation was confronted by a financial crunch so the government should increase toll tax on cars above 1600CC and place a ban on larger vehicles. “Industries are on the edge of disaster because of gas cuts and thousand of

AIDING THE FLOOD-HIT – Construction of 13 model villages to start from 25th: CM

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that reconstruction programme for the flood affected villages was in progress and construction of 13 model villages will be started formally from January 25 in various areas of the calamity-stricken districts.
He was presiding over a meeting in Lahore regarding the construction of model villages in flood affected areas. The meeting reviewed the pace of implementation of construction of model villages.

Culture Dept acts against illegal construction of mosque

KARACHI: Following a protest campaign by the heritage enthusiasts, the Sindh government has taken notice of the illegal construction at the centuries-old historical mosque built in the times of Arab warrior Mohammad Bin Qasim in Aror Sharif near Rohri in Sukkur district.
Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo announced that she would visit the site on Tuesday and personally observe the construction work with her department officials.
Palijo had ordered to stop the construction

LCCI, PICC host seminar on construction industry

LAHORE: A seminar, jointly organised by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Pakistan Institute of Cost and Contracts (PICC), on the growth of construction industry and contribution of ancillary manufacturing industries was convened.
The seminar was attended by a large number of representatives of various institutions and government departments. The chief guest, University of Lahore Rector Dr Saleem Shuja, thanked participants and expressed his satisfaction of the