Islamabad: The city management have decided to summon officials from the Privatisation Commission to a board meeting this week to examine issues surrounding the Jinnah Convention Centre.
The CDA recently claimed that it has no objections to the Jinnah Convention Centre (JCC) being privatised, but that it was awaiting study results from the Ministry of Privatisation before receiving a revised allotment letter.
The Privatisation Commission, on the other hand, stated that the JCC deal was placed on hold after the CDA changed its mind about issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC) and afterwards demanding study reports. The JCC is a place for business and public sector organisations to hold exhibitions and summits at one end of Constitution Avenue.
CDA Member Estate Naveed Illahi told the Ministry of Interior in a letter a few weeks ago that the civic agency had never opposed the privatisation of JCC, but had instead requested study reports on water availability, grid electricity, a solid waste management plan, traffic impact study, and sewage treatment plant report from the Ministry of Privatisation.
According to sources, the Privatisation Commission informed the CDA via letter a few days ago that the federal cabinet had already approved the JCC’s privatisation and that the CDA board should not raise any concerns.
According to the sources, the CDA has decided to invite the Privatisation Commission and the Ministry of Privatisation to the upcoming board meeting so that they can offer their perspectives.