A case for Mayor of Islamabad
Margalla Town, Islamabad, was established forty-five years back, by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Since then, residents of the Town are regularly approaching the Authority for providing basic facilities like: education, health (Treatment Plant (+) Dispensary), water, carpeting of roads and streets, street lights and the likes. Honestly writing not a single one facility has so far been provided according to promised plan of CDA. The Authority is well aware that these facilities are enlisted in the basic rights of every citizen according to fundamental rules of the people.
The Town is located on the brink of river-Korang, so, establishment of a Treatment Plant (TP) is must, because, house wastage runs into river openly. The residents are suffering unbelievable whiff. Sometime, the residents are compelled to spray perfume (another way of in-hailing allergy germs). It is impossible for a person to have a sound sleep, at night, due to mosquito biting, whereas, the lovely dogs of an ex-President are living in a much better environment in the same locality! The danger of spreading of any epidemic at any time due to low resistance, especially, in infants of the town and onward settlements like – Sohan, Iqbal Town, Shakrial, Ghori Town, and Gulberg, is hanging on the residents of these areas like Damocle’s sword.
One would wonder to know that, the Town is located hardly 03-4km away from the office of Chairman, CDA. According to CDA’s plan/rules every basic facility would be provided to the inhabitants of the Capital. These facilities are still not provided due to one reason or the other. The inhabit- ants of the Town are becoming unfaithful day-by-day. This is the reason that the deprived people, motivated by some or the other political figure, join the marches towards D-chowk, to vent their agony created by injustices and discrimination meted out to them by the CDA. If, responsible authorities, especially their representatives, serve the public according to their slogan “khadim-e-awaam” nobody would participate in marches and sit-ins.
Imagine, the Authority has sufficient funds for construction of Open Air Theatre on Shakarparian, Sport Complex, cricket grounds, kite flying facility and the likes, but not hearing noise of the population asking for basic facilities, since long. The town is almost filled-in according to town planning parameters but the facilities are still awaited. This is the situation going-on in the close vicity of the seat of state power, what about the other parts of the country? This is the reason that even, an atomic power, Pakistan is far behind the advanced and developed nations, in matters of social set-ups.
With the concerted efforts of Margalla Town Welfare Society (Regd.) - a group of educated and senior citizens – a few facilities were provided to the residents. Majority of residents of the Town are government servants (tax payers), so unable to afford these facilities from their own sources. The scribe would like to request, the Mayor of the City, to please intervene and help out in case of installation of a Treatment Plant (TP) in the interest of Margalla Town and surroundings. —Islamabad