ISLAMABAD - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Engineer Farkhand Iqbal Sunday said that early redressal of public grievances and problems of the citizens and provision of quality civic amenities is the basic responsibility of CDA for which all-out efforts would be made so as to come up with the expectations of the residents of Islamabad.

The cleanliness in different areas of the market would be maintained at all costs and strict action would be taken against the officials for negligence in the upkeep of the city, he added. He expressed these views while visiting the Sector F-7 to inspect the cleanliness and maintenance situation in the area. He had a round of market, green belts and other adjoining areas and gave instructions to the officials of the concerned directorates.

He said that CDA has appointed focal persons to help facilitate the residents and traders of different areas of the city including the Marakiz of the Federal Capital through close coordination for better maintenance and upkeep of the city.

He directed the officials to note down and report the issues regarding the respective sector and keep close liaison with the trader’s welfare associations and the residents for getting their issues resolved.

He said that focal person has been assigned to identify the problems / issues especially pertaining to streetlights, cleanliness / littering, public toilets, encroachments, sewerage, over flowing gutters, repair / maintenance of footpaths & roads, parking areas, water leakages and illegal constructions.

He reiterated that Islamabad has a green character and unique stature of beauty, which has to be protected at all cost. He said that the appointment of the focal person should ensure effective monitoring and supervision of day-to-day affairs / issues and help reduce the people’s problems.

He said that this would also minimise the number of complainants visiting the CDA Headquarters for their problems