Pak army to get over 1,000 acres for new GHQ
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s highly effective military, which is planning to shift its Normal Headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, will quickly recover from 1,000 acres of land within the capital metropolis, in line with a media report on Wednesday.
The plan to shift the GHQ was shelved in 2008-09, on the directions of then military chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, resulting from monetary constraints.
The military now desires possession of the land on the earliest so building work will be began and the military headquarters will be moved to the federal capital, Daybreak reported.
A choice on this regard was taken at a high-level assembly on December 19, chaired by Khushal Khan, Member Property of the Capital Improvement Authority (CDA) and attended by the involved CDA and the military officers of Defence Complicated Islamabad (DCI).
The CDA offers municipal companies in Islamabad capital territory.
“Virtually all the problems between the CDA and the military had been resolved throughout the assembly and the civic company will quickly be issuing allotment letter of the land,” Khan was quoted as saying within the report.
Throughout the assembly, points associated to the workplace advanced, to be constructed on 138 acres, had been mentioned and it was determined that the CDA would waive off Rs 88 million floor hire because the civic physique failed handy over the possession of the land to the military, CDA officers had been quoted as saying within the report.
A choice relating to 293 acres of land in D-11 was additionally taken and the CDA will now be issuing an allotment letter for this land in every week as possession of the land has already been handed over to the military, they mentioned.
The CDA has allotted 870 acres of land in Zone III of the capital to the north of E-10 and D-11 to the DCI for the development of an workplace advanced for the GHQ, Joint Employees Head Quarters, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the DCI.
“The realm of the workplace advanced has now been lowered to 694.56 acres and an allotment letter for this land can be issued as soon as the military pays off delayed fees amounting to about Rs 225 million,” officers mentioned.
In 2009, six terrorists carrying Military uniforms launched a brazen assault on the Normal Headquarters, sparking an hour- lengthy battle. Pakistani troops repelled the assault; six troopers and 4 terrorists had been killed throughout the preventing.
Pakistan’s highly effective navy has dominated the nation for a lot of its life because it gained independence 70 years in the past.