Capital Development Authority
), is a public benefit corporation
responsible for providing municipal services
in the Islamabad
city (Capital city of Pakistan
), established on June 14, 1960, first by an executive order issued on June 24, 1960 entitled the Pakistan Capital Regulation
, to be superseded by the CDA ordinance issued on June 27, 1960.
The CDA Ordinance constituted the authority, laid down its charter and defined its power, duties, functions and responsibilities. Initially the administration of the authority and its functions were controlled by a board consisting of three members: the Chairman, Financial Advisor and one other Member with the commissioner Rawalpindi acting as ex-officio Member. With the passage of time and added responsibilities, the CDA board is now composed of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Members of Finance, Administration and Engineering. Commissioner of Rawalpindi and Chief Commissioner Islamabad are the ex-officio members of CDA Board. Each member is in charge of various directorates well staffed with highly educated, experienced and capable professionals in various fields and disciplines.
CDA is responsible for coordinating all endeavors for the development of the whole of the capital region so that unity of purpose is ensured at all times. Within Islamabad area CDA is not only the planning and coordinating authority but also the executive authority.
History of CDA
"What is the city but the people?" ~William......