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Event Title: Senate Special Committee to review and examine jurisdictional issues

Event Date: 2020-02-28

Senate Special Committee to review and examine jurisdictional issues between Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and suggest a course of action to address the issues held its first meeting and adopted the future work plan of the committee. The Committee will in subsequent meetings invite all relevant stakeholders and government departments. The Committee has been constituted by chairman Senate pursuant to a discussion in the House.

The internal meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed and officials of the secretariat were present. Senator Mushahid observed that Senate is the House of Federation and Islamabad Capital Territory which is the centre of this federation should be governed in a manner not just of good governance but also of excellent coordination between different departments. He said that this committee will be pivotal in resolving the tug of war between MCI and CDA as the this running conflict between two institutions is undermining the good image of Islamabad and is adversely affecting lives of citizens in terms of environment, sanitation, solution of problems. Islamabad cannot afford this kind of conflict and this committee will endeavour to resolve this within the month of March.