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LOCATION

Wah Cantonment is situated in tehsil Taxila, District Rawalpindi. It is located 35 KM away from Rawalpindi towards North on G.T Road. Wah Cantonment is now bounded by a point near Sarai Kala Chowk in the South-East, along G.T. Road on the western side, Pathar Garh/Gattia, Hills in the North-West, Associated Cement Factory in the North, Village Boahti in the North-East, Budho & Sukho village in the South-East and the back of Taxila Mission Hospital in the Eastern side.

AREA

Wah Cantonment is rapidly growing industrial city due to location of Pakistan Ordnance Factories. It has the total area of 22.5 Sq. Miles, 58.27 Sq KM or 14434.802 Acres,

POPULATION

According to the population census of 1998, the total population of Cantt Board Wah was 1,98,340 persons. Now, It is around 5,11,533 (Voters x 3). It is worth-mentioning that Wah Cantt has literacy rate of 96 %.

CONSTITUTION OF CANTONMENT BOARD

Cantt board is a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire and hold property both moveable and immoveable and to contract and shall, by the said name, sue and be sued. In nutshell, the Cantt board is the municipal body of the Cantt. The Boards are classified as I, II, III, keeping in view the civil population of the respective Cantonment. Population less then 50,000 renders the Cantonment Class “III”, population between 50,000 and 100,000 makes “II” class and Cantonment with population of 1,00,000 or above is classified as “I”.

CLASSIFICATION CANTT BOARD WAH

Wah is Class - A Cantonment. Every such Cantonment if constituted properly under the Act, comprises  25 members. They are: -
    a.     President Cantonment Board
    b.     Twelve elected members including one from minorities and one special interest seat
    c.     Health officer
    d.     Resident Magistrate
    e.     Station Engineer
    f.     Nine nominated members

FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

    • PROVISION OF MUNICIPAL SERVICES

          • Sanitation
          • Roads
          • Parks
          • Streets
          • Water Supply
          • Street Lights

    • REVENUE GENERATION

          • Levy of taxes, Fees and Charges
          • Premium / Annual Rents from Cantt Fund properties

    • LAND MANAGEMENT

          • Transfer/mutation of properties
          •  To keep record of land
          • Approval of building plans

    • Provision of Services to the residents

          • Basic Health
          • Education
          • Libraries
          • To keep record of births and deaths

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE CANTONMENT EXECUTIVE OFFICER WAH CANTT


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