Islamabad - Building of Islamabad Cultural Complex near the hills of Shakarparian under the supervision of Capital Development Authority (CDA) is still under construction despite five years of its commencement.  A sum of Rs 300 million was set aside for this project over 25 acres of the land. According to details, the project was started by CDA Project Management Office in 2008-09, constructed some structure on the land but could not complete the project. It was scheduled to be completed by 2010. It is situated near Lok Virsa and Monument Museum near Shakarparian. According to sources, the purpose of this complex was to put all the departments of literature under one roof and promote the culture of Pakistan.

 Another point was that there are many other cultural buildings already there like Lok Virsa, Pakistan Monument, Art and Craft Village, Open Air Theatre Natural History Museum, Rose and Jasmine Garden and Kanwal Lake and a large number of tourists daily visit there.

According to sources, only 25 per cent of the work on the project is done yet and no progress is made further.

The CDA officials told the media that work was stopped on the project because of funds shortage and on the instructions of some NGOs and climate agencies.