Islamabad: Pakistan army plans to shift its General Headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad and is ready to kick off construction on the ambitious project, according to a media report Thursday.
The decision was disclosed by an official of the Capital Development Authority during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) subcommittee, Dawn reported.
The plan to shift the GHQ was shelved around October 2008 to 2009, at the instructions of then army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, due to financial constraints, the paper said.
An audit report said the CDA had acquired 870 acres in D-11 and E-10 for GHQ at a rate of Rs 1,159 per square yard, but allotted the land to GHQ at a subsidised rate of Rs 200 per sq yd.
The report said the subsidised allotment “resulted into loss to the authority amounting to Rs 4,034 million”. PTI