Islamabad: According to a news source, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has notified the Ministry of Interior that it has no objections to the Ministry of Privatisation’s proposal to privatise the Jinnah Convention Centre (JCC).
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The answer came in response to a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) dated October 21 seeking the authority’s position on JCC’s proposed privatisation. According to sources, the CDA is awaiting the research report on water availability, grid electricity, a solid waste management plan, traffic impact assessment, and sewage treatment plant (STP) report before releasing the JCC allotment letters.
In the event that the privatisation commission is unable to deliver its findings, CDA has requested the ministry to bring the subject before the prime minister or the federal cabinet. It went on to say that the CDA has not objected to the privatisation commission’s proposal to the Senate Standing Committee on Privatisation to convert JCC from an amenity to a commercial facility. The JCC is a public meeting space at one end of Constitution Avenue where various government and private-sector events are hosted.