ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday appointed retired Capt Mohammad Usman, a BS 20 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS), as the new chief commissioner Islamabad. He will also likely be given charge of chairman of Capital Development Authority (CDA).

He has replaced chief commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed, a BS 21 officer, who was looking after the affairs of CDA as well on additional charge. Mr Ahmed has now lost the charge of the CDA.

According to a notification, Mr Usman, presently under transfer from government of the Punjab is being posted as chief commissioner with immediate effect and until further orders.

A source said the new commissioner will also be the CDA chairman, adding with his appointment, Mr Usman has automatically become member of CDA board and now, the interior ministry will move a summary to the federal government for giving him charge of CDA.

The outgoing CDA chief took charge in 2019 during PTI government’s tenure.

During his over three-year term, he started several projects that include G-7/G-8 underpass, PWD underpass, expansion of Islamabad Expressway, construction of 10th Avenue, expansion of I.J. Principal road, 7th Avenue Interchange, Rawal Dam Interchange, Margalla Road, restoration of public parks, development of some stalled sectors that include I-15, E-12 and 1-12. Some of these development projects have been completed.

Whereas, he also launched three metro bus services mainly Orange, Green and Blue.

Published in Dawn, August 17th, 2022

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