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NA Standing Committee on House and Library meets
Friday, 2nd August, 2019

EARLIEST COMPLETION OF THE PUBLIC PROJECTS TO SAVE THE WASTAGE OF PUBLIC MONEY: SAYS NA DEPUTY SPEAKAR.

PROMOTION OF NATIONAL LANGUAGE SHOULD BE OUR PRIORITY.  QASIM KHAN SURI

Islamabad: 2nd August, 2019.The Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said that construction of the additional family suites and servants quarters  in the Parliament’s Lodges  must be carried forward as this project was started in the 2011 and still not completed. The House and library Committee members and the chair while expressing serious reservation over the inordinate delay in constriction of this project said that the cost of the project is increasing day by day besides, the difficulties faced by the Parliamentarians due to non-completion of this project. He expressed these views while chairing the meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library at Parliament House on Friday.  

The Deputy Speaker said that Urdu language is our national language and its promotion in letter and spirit must be our priority. While emphasizing the importance of Urdu language he said that all the proceedings, notices and reports of this Standing Committee must be in Urdu language onward along with its English version. He directed the CDA and other concerned to apprise the Committee in Urdu language. He also said that it would be first initiative of this kind and it must be implemented in practice.

The Deputy Speaker also directed the CDA to take proper measures for the cleanliness and security of the Parliament Lodges. He also directed the Chairman CDA to properly follow the project of construction of Parliament Lodges and family suites as the re-tender for this project must be followed by CDA in professional manner. In order to improve the services in the Lodges he directed for reshuffling of the staff of CDA deputed in the Parliament Lodges who were deputed there for more than three years.

The committee members expressed their reservations over the presence of irrelevant individuals roaming in the parliament lodges. The chair ordered the CDA to maintain proper record of each and every individual entering in to the parliament lodges. The committee members also pointed out that the maintenance work carried out in the parliament lodges and MNAs Hostel is of substandard quality and it needs to be improved. The Deputy Speaker directed the CDA to make it essential that completion certificate regarding maintenance must be signed by the allottee of respective family suites. As per committee decision he directed to expedite the process of vacating the illegal occupied lodges and the due report must be presented in the next meeting. The Chairman CDA ensured the house that professional approach will be taken to eliminate the issues of the Honourable members faced by them in the lodges.

The Committee was attended by Honourable MNAs Mr. Murtaza Javed Abbasi  Ms.Wajiha Akram, Ms. Munawara Bibi Baloch, Ms. Rubina Irfan, Ms Musarat Asid Khawaja, Ms.Nasiba , Senior officers of the National Assembly Secretariat and the Chairman CDA along with allied staff.