This has reference to the federal governments’ plans to construct a new Islamabad city, across the Margalla Hills, and link it to the old Islamabad through a tunnel .The project is estimated to cost $12 Billion.

It is a serious issue and the government should undergo a through study before launching it, otherwise it could turn into another scam like new Islamabad airport. The other point to be taken into account should be the environmental hazard caused by the huge construction as it would deeply affect the landscape of the capital.

SAJJAD HAIDER,

Islamabad, September 16.