Change.org petition to restore credible leadership of the city planning organization in Srinagar
Please add your name to the following petition requesting the J & K Government to reinstate Mr. Iftikhar Hakim, a highly qualified, experienced City Planner who was recently relieved of his duties. His replacement has very limited planning education and no work experience in Master Planning of cities.
Allegations are that Mr. Hakim’s transfer is at the behest of vested interests who want a free hand for land speculation. Land speculators do not want provisions for green belt areas and other public interest provisions in the proposed Master Plan. Having an inexperienced person, who would be prone to influence, officiate the planning organization would give the land mafia in Kashmir a free hand to turn Srinagar into a Cement-nagar.