Elvis Has Left The Building

Kamran%20Lashari.jpgRumours have it that Chairman CDA, Kamran Lashari would be completing his tenure in a couple of weeks and would step down as the CDA Chairman. During his stay in Islamabad as the CDA chairman, there have been some interesting and controversial projects. Following are some of the major highlights.

The whole of Islamabad was uprooted from it’s bowels, and has been transformed into a giant construction site with every major road being doubled in size. A new underpass is being constructed. The whole city is covered in a cloud of dust these days. With his departure let’s hope that the contractors do not run away in the middle of projects, leaving Islooites in the rubble.

Margala towers collapsed during the Earthquake of 2005, and the tenants were never compensated. The towers were constructed against the CDA regulations, but the perpetrators were never apprehended.

Mc Donald’s opened smack in the middle of F-9 park, despite all the protests of Islooites. Looks like the Mc Donalds was given a chunk of the park’s main grassy plains instead of being opened up in the commerical complex.

A local contractor was given land of children park at throw away price in F-7 to construct a mini golf course. Fortunately due to hue and cry raised by the residents, the transaction was rolled back. Islamabad streets and avenues were finally marked with proper road signs. Look virsa museum and Shakar Parian was renovated.Daman-Koh was renovated.

Despite the draught like period last summer with water shortages, and formulation of a plan to manage the situation next year, no action was taken.

Plan to extend the Poly Clinic remains a plan to this day. With health facilities diminishing day by day for the average Joe, no solution comes insight.

Rent and property mafia thrived in Islamabad, with rental value sky rocketing to 40 years . Interestingly, cities like Dubai and London have lower rental value, around 8-12 years which means property prices were bloated 4-5 five times their original worth.

How would Islooites comment on Lashari’s work in Islamabad?

7 Comments so far

  1. Manly_boy (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 7:49 am

    great man with great vision. If only he had stayed longer. He was so manly that if we was allowed to stay a few more years, people would have had to shave the streets. He had so much testostrone that his erections could create earthquakes. A manly man apitome of manliness

  2. Talha (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    I like the guy, I know his work has screwed a lot of trees/plants in Islamabad but atleast he has not been idle!

  3. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    Hmm well he had to go one day but if I speak of myself, I was quite happy with his work and was merry enough when he joined CDA in 2004. Why to look at negative aspects only , yes the city is uprooted for roads et al., but that’s govt’s fault. With increasing number of cars, traffic in islamabad is becoming an equal nuisance, if in Lahore you’ve to wait for 15 minutes at one signal then the 2-4 minutes wait in Islamabad looks equally awful. So roads widening is a necessity .. now if it was missed from initial masterplan of the city then whose fault it really is …?

    In his tenure, islamabad, at last, witnessed really nice play areas for kids in almost every sector, jogging and walking tracks were made in many sectors, water filtration plants were installed … So I guess overall his coming to our city was not THAT bad as papers would say … I, for one islooitte, is happy with him …!

    And Islamabad gave him a Hair Transplant :)

  4. Talha (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2006 @ 1:13 am

    The underpass, how can you forget that :)

    Nice guy, I like his works…I think he’s the next best thing that happened to Islamabad since Ayub Khan.

  5. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2006 @ 1:25 am

    hey you know, what was the reason that the much discussed Over-Head was not built and this under pass was started off … the over-head could’ve obscured the Presidency’s view :)

  6. Talha (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2006 @ 3:06 am

    Nothing wrong in that decision, In fact splendid decision I think!

  7. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2006 @ 3:57 am

    mmmmm i hate the CDA logo btw :P what the hell is THAT all about? it went kinda … chinesishhhhhh

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