NA Standing Committee on Communications meets today
Wednesday, 8th March, 2023
Islamabad, 8 March, 2023: 12 meeting of the Standing Committee on Communications was held at 11:00 a.m. in Parliament House under the Acting Chairmanship of Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali.
The Committee discussed the mis-procurement conducted by National Highways Authority (NHA) while awarding of Lodhran-Multan section of NHA N-5 in detail. The representatives of NHA assured the Committee that the complete details of the project should be submitted before the Committee in the next meeting.
The Committee discussed the Gharo Keti Bandargah Road Project in detail. The representatives of NHA could not satisfied the Committee. The Committee recommended that the working of the project should be completed at the earliest and submitted before the Committee in the next meeting.
The Committee discussed the Sehwan-Jamshoro Road Project in detail. The Committee questioned the quality of work of the project and recommended that the Motorways Police should be deployed on the Sehwan-Jamshoro Road at the earliest.
The Committee deferred the Matter regarding service road along-with M-9 Motorway (moved by Mr. Kesoo Mal Kheal Das, MNA), the Matter of delay and slow construction of old Bannu Road, (moved by Mr. Zahid Akram Durrani, MNA); and the Starred Question regarding whether it is in the notice of concerned authorities that different real estate companies have encroached of kanals of National Highways Authority (NHA) land at Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway and they are constructing interchanges and other road networks for their housing schemes without approval of NHA, (moved by Mr. Abdul Karim Bijar, MNA), due to non-presence of the Movers.
The Committee appointed a Sub-Committee with the following Composition and Terms of Reference:-
1) Mr. Ramesh Lal Convener
2) Dr. Darshan Member
3) Mir. Khan Muhammad Jamali Member
4) Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sherazi Member
Terms of Reference (TOR):-
"to visit and inspect the National Highways Authority (NHA) roads completed yet to be completed in Baluchistan and Sindh"
Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali, Chaudary Khalid Javed, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Dr. Darshan, Syed Abrar Ali Shah Sherazi, Mr. Ramesh Lal, Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali MNAS/Members and Mr. Skandar Ali Rahoupoto, MNA/Mover attended the meeting.