Capital’s Chief Commissioner replaced amid influence peddling

ISLAMABAD: The government has replaced the capital’s chief commissioner, retired Capt Muhammad Usman, who also held the post of Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, with retired Capt Noorul Amin Mengal.

That change came after less than five months in the role amid reports that the government was under pressure from some influential groups unhappy with some of Usman’s decisions.

The new chief commissioner is also expected to hold the post of CDA chairman.

Captain Usman Younis was appointed by the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led government replacing a bureaucrat named Amir Ali Ahmed.

Mr. Usman was tasked with completing several projects within a four-month deadline.

Projects during his tenure include Rawal Dam interchange, Korang Bridge project and Bhara Kahu bypass. However, these projects have not yet been completed.



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