Islamabad-Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that CDA had devised a comprehensive strategy to make federal capital a beautiful and modern city with collaboration of private sector. Involvement of the general public in journey of development would not only create sense of ownership among the residents but would also help maintain beauty of the city, he added.

 He expressed these views during the ground breaking ceremony of development and beautification of H-8 Roundabout by the Ripha University under corporate social responsibility.

On this occasion, Chancellor of Ripha University, Dr Hassan Muhammad Khan, Vice Chancellor, Dr Anis and senior officers of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and senior faculty of Ripha University were also present.

While addressing the ceremony, Mayor said that all stakeholders were being involved in the development process so that Islamabad would be made a model city in true sense.

He said that participation of private sector particularly educational institutes in the development process of the city would open new doors of development and proved as milestone in the beautification of city.

He said that MCI and CDA had asked all stakeholders to develop and upgrade different avenues, roads, parks, playgrounds, recreational areas, green belts, median strips and roundabout under ‘Own A Park’ programme.

He said that the Ripha University was among the organization who had submitted their proposals for up-gradating the city under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “Islamabad was our identity, therefore, all of us had to work to make it, a most beautiful city,” he added.

On this occasion, Hassan Muhamad Khan, Chancellor of Ripha University said that the University would cooperate fully with MCI and CDA for development of Islamabad.

He lauded the initiatives of CDA and MCI for providing opportunity to the residents of city to play their role in the development of federal capital.