600 official files go missing in Islamabad

February 04, 2013 - 12:00:00 am


Islamabad: Around 600 documents related to state and public property have been lost by the Pakistani capital’s civic authority in the last four years, a media report said.

The files of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) were from different departments like planning, administration, engineering and the estate office, Dawn News reported.

Some missing files were related to new plans and approval for projects, an official said.

The CDA management is now in a fix and unable to decide whom to approach for recovery of the records, he said.

The report said some files carried “disagreement notes” of senior officials relating to commercial buildings.


Fire at military barracks in Karachi


Islamabad: A fire broke out yesterday in a vacant military barracks in Pakistan’s port city Karachi but was soon brought under control, a media report said.

The incident took place in Shahrae Faisal area, Dawn News reported.

The barracks was unoccupied when it caught fire and no injuries were reported, the Pakistani military’s media wing said.

The fire appeared to have been caused by an electrical short circuit.

Fire-fighting teams and emergency teams of the Pakistan Navy reached the spot and brought the fire under control in three hours.


Proposed province may have two high courts

ISLAMABAD: The people living in areas proposed to be the part of Bahawalpur South Punjab (BSP), the proposed new province in Pakistan, will have a unique opportunity to approach two separate high courts to resolve their legal disputes if the report of the controversial parliamentary commission is adopted by parliament as it is.

The draft of the constitutional amendment bill attached to the report of the commission laid before the National Assembly on Friday shows a lacuna-the omission of an important article about functioning of provincial high courts which requires an amendment to give effect to the proposal of creating a new province.