Capital Mass Transit Authority gets PM’s nod

ISLAMABAD –  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday gave approval to establishment of Capital Mass Transit Authority for the purpose of planning, operation and maintenance of Metro Bus Service that would ply between the new Islamabad International Airport and main residential areas of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. 

The decision was taken during a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office on Islamabad Metro Bus Project which is being established to cater to the transportation requirements of the residents of the twin cities after the completion of New Islamabad International Airport.

The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Communication Muhammad Junaid Anwaar Chaudhry, Secretary to the Prime Minister, Chairman CDA Ansar Sheikh, Managing Director of the Punjab Mass Transit Authority Sibtain Fazal-e-Haleem, Chairman NHA Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Secretary Finance Shahid Mehmood and other senior officials. 

The Prime Minister directed that necessary legislation to this effect be initiated and expertise of Punjab Mass Transit Authority be utilised for establishment of the statutory body within minimum possible time.

He also directed Chairman NHA to ensure timely completion of the infrastructure and allied works on the New Islamabad Airport Link Road. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting on Evacuee Trust Property Board at his office.

Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Chairman ETPB Muhammad Saddique-ul-Farooq and senior officials were present during the meeting. 

Chairman ETPB Muhammad Saddique-ul-Farooq briefed the Prime Minister about the matters pertaining to Evacuee Trust Property Board. 

In another development, Students of Cadet College Killa Saifullah met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here at his office.

The interaction was part of the initiative to invite young leaders to the highest offices and brief them about the working of the Government.

The Prime Minister interacted with the students, inquired about their education and also answered their questions.

The students thanked the Prime Minister for providing them an opportunity to visit the Prime Minister’s Office and for interaction.


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