Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) authorised development proposals worth Rs2 billion for 46 union council chairmen on Tuesday, which will be implemented in the next six months.
Deputy Mayor Chaudhry Tariq presided over a meeting of the RMC council. The mayor, Sardar Naseem Khan, was in attendance, as were all of the union council chairmen.
Mayor Khan has given all chairmen a week to evaluate the contents of their proposals to ensure that no fake projects are included, and to submit a report to him.
The local administration had placed uplift initiatives in his union council, which he had not approved, according to PPP UC Chairman Anjum Farooq Paracha.
He claimed that while he had not presented any project for the MC Girls School in Bhabra Bazaar, Rs10 million had been put aside for it in the paperwork.
Following this, the entire house, including the mayor, stated that there would be no political intervention in the removal of encroachments, and that the municipal officer would be given complete authority to take action against encroachments, with the cooperation of the local government officials.
Mayor Khan stated that the house would form a committee and divide the city into four regions, allowing the company to begin working on it immediately.
On the displeasure of traders and visitors, the house approved the removal of some parking locations in the city from the gazette notification, preventing the corporation from collecting parking fees there.