Fazal orders identification of contamination points

By Staff Reporter
Saturday - February 17, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Capital administration and development division (CADD) minister Tariq Fazal, on Friday, directed the administration to conduct survey of the Korang river and Rawal lake to know the points, if any, where contaminated water enters into the water channel and the reservoir.

According to an official statement, he directed the administration to block all drainage points along the river, which empty their waste into the river and lake.

Fazal visited the camp established along the Korang river on the directions of the supreme court (SC) to curb the flow of contaminated water and sewerage from houses into the river.

He visited lake view park and Rawal lake and received briefing on the waste disposal mechanism of the park.

During the visit, Fazal was informed that no waste from the lake view park enter the lake as there is proper waste disposal system in place, sewage tanks have been made for waste collection, which are emptied and cleaned on a regular basis.

He directed the administration to make proper demarcation of the boundaries of capital development authority (CDA) land and Bani Gala.

Fazal said that the law and rules to approve the building plans in Bani Gala and the rural areas of Islamabad will be promulgated soon.

He said that the mixing of sewerage into water channels will be prevented, at all cost, as access to clean water is the right of every citizen. He said that the directions of the SC are being implemented in letter and spirit.

Fazal said that the Islamabad metropolitan corporation is in place which will help in establishing regulations for building by-laws for the rural areas.

He said that efforts are being made to bring changes into the zoning regulations of CDA keeping in view the needs of a modern city, as the population of the city has grown at an exponential rate over the past decade or so.

CDA director planning and Pothohar assistant commissioner captain (R) Saad accompanied the minister.