Islamabad - Mayor Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has inaugurated the maiden ‘Citizen Facilitation Centre’ in the federal capital to provide different facilities to its residents under one roof.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by the officers of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and CDA, elected representatives and general public at large. While addressing the ceremony, the mayor said that provision of different facilities at one place was a longstanding demand of the residents.

Keeping in view the demand of residents, present government directed CDA and MCI to construct citizen facilitation centres in different sectors of the city so that they could be served at their doorsteps.

In this connection, construction of this facilitation centre was started in November 2014, but work on the project was stalled. He said that after putting all out efforts, not only work on the project was restarted but it was also completed within short period of two months.

The mayor said that the citizen facilitation centre, unique in its nature, constructed over an area of 2500 square yards, will serve the residents in provision of services like IESCO, PTCL, NADRA, facilities provided at One Window Operations Directorate of CDA, licensing and other facilities, under one roof.

He further said that this facilitation centre will not only help save precious time of the residents but would also improve transparency and service delivery in the Authority.

He said that survey is being carried out to construct more citizen facilitation centres on similar pattern. He said One Window Operations Directorate is also being automated and procedure for allotment of plots to the affectees is also being made more transparent.