The government has eventually abolished the Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) and transferred its allocated business to other relevant divisions of the federal secretariat.The Cabinet Division in its notification issued on Friday formally abolished the CADD Ministry and devolved all its allocated functions to various federal ministries.The notification read, “The Rules of Business, 1973 allocate business amongst various ministries/departments of the federal government. In terms of proviso to rule 3(3) of the Rules of Business 1973, the Constitution of a division may be modified from time to time by the prime minister.”It is stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan has desired to abolish the CADD from the federal secretariat and to transfer its allocated business to other relevant divisions. The CADD is inter-alia dealing with the federal government functions/departments relating to health, education and social welfare within the jurisdiction of Islamabad Capital Territory.The notification further read, “The division is also dealing with Capital Development Authority and clubs. It is, however, pertinent to mention that similar kinds of functions/departments are also being dealt with in the interior, national health services, regulations and coordination and federal education and professional training divisions. As such, there is a discernible degree of overlap of functions and responsibilities.”It is decided that functions/attached departments/attached organisations of the CADD have been transferred/assigned to other divisions of the federal secretariat.It was decided to transfer Islamabad Club and Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) to Cabinet Division. A total of eight functions were assigned to the Federal Education & Professional Training Division.It was decided to transfer the Department of Libraries to the National History and Literary Heritage Division, while Directorate of Workers Education has been transferred to Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Division.Published in Daily Times, September 15th 2018.