ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Mayor and Chairman Capital Development Authority Sheikh Anser Aziz Monday said that schools in Islamabad should be shifted to commercial areas. The Mayor was speaking in Roze News program Sachi Baat.
Responding to a question of Editor in Chief Pakistan Group of Newspapers and Chairman Roze News Sardar Khan Niazi the mayor said that schools operate like businesses and all business should be relocated to commercial areas from residential areas.
It is pertinent to mention here that there are hundreds of businesses in Islamabad that are illegally operating in the capital’s residential areas. The operation of these businesses in residential areas is not only against the law but also pose huge problems for the residents. Due to heavy traffic around these establishments in rush hours roads and streets are often choked resulting in immense problems for the residents.
The Mayor also admitted that at present apart from schools, beauty parlors, restaurants and many other businesses are operating in residential areas.
Speaking about the issue of rampant corruption in the Capital Development Authority the Mayor said that in the last year no new corruption case has surfaced in the authority. He added that despite improvement there is still corruption within the authority. He said that since taking over he has clamped down on corrupt practices.
Speaking about the issue of encroachment in the capital, the Mayor said that despite the operations by the authority the encroachers surface again. He vowed to continue these operations and rid the city from these encroachments. He cited the recent operation in Bhara Kahu and Shah Allah Ditta as examples of large scale operations that have been conducted against encroachers.
The Capital Development Authority Chairman further claimed that he has made a lot of improvements in the authority since taking over. He claimed that residents of the city are happy with the performance of the authority.