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Published : 18 February 2020

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Published : 17 February 2020

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A delegation of Gilgit Baltistan Council led by Mr...

Published : 14 February 2020

A delegation of Gilgit Baltistan Council led by Mr. Muhammad Asھraf S...


Rebuttal on News Item - Dualization of Rawalpindi ...

Published : 14 February 2020

An advertisement has been published in certain newspapers which allege...


Rebuttal on News Item - Dualization of Rawalpindi – Sihala – Kahuta Road.

Dated : 14 February 2020

An advertisement has been published in certain newspapers which alleges that the Dualization of Rawalpindi – Kahuta Road project got delayed by the Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives. The impression created by the advertisement is contrary to the facts.
Rawalpindi – Kahuta Road falls under the jurisdiction of the Govt. of the Punjab. The National Economic Council (NEC) while considering the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2019-20 submitted through a Summary by the Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives decided that no provincial roads will be taken up in the PSDP except for the less developed areas of Balochistan, South Punjab, South Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ex-Fata and Gilgit Baltistan. The Dualization of Rawalpindi – Kahuta road project was not included in the PSDP 2019-20 on the basis of above mentioned policy decision. The above stated decision of the NEC chaired by the Prime Minister with Chief Minister of all federating units as its members for non-inclusion of the Rawalpindi-Kahuta road project alongwith other 5 projects takes precedence over any earlier decision taken by the Executive Committee of NEC. Moreover, bidding process was completed by NHA in violation of rules & procedures set by the Planning Commission as the authorization was not issued by Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives and subsequent administrative approval was also not issued by the Ministry of Communications. It may be emphasized that the matter on this project is subjudice before the Honorable Islamabad High Court in Writ Petition No.2548/2019 and publishing of such advertisements seems to be an attempt to influence the judicial process.