A meeting of the Senate House Committee was chaired by Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla here at Parliament Lodges on Tuesday to review the progress made on the recommendations of the Committee and to further discuss the revised plan of under-construction additional family suits in Parliament Lodges. Deputy Chairman Senate observed with anguish and dissatisfaction that construction on the additional infrastructure of Parliament Lodges started seven years ago but unfortunately the project still has to see the light of the day. Committee deplored the sluggish work and called upon the concern authorities to realize responsibilities and ensure completion of the project as early as possible.
CDA informed that civil work of block A, B, C and D has been completed and tender has been floated to install electrical elevators. Deputy Chairman Senate said that the installation of elevators and air conditioning system needs to be completed as per new agreement. He directed that Committee should be apprised of the overall progress on civil, mechanical and electrical works. He pointed out that the water treatment plants and electricity generators need to be installed under a separate agreement. He also expressed his dissatisfaction on the performance of electrical staff deputed in Parliament Lodges. He also informed CDA about the technical mistakes made while carrying out routine functions. He said that the contractor lacks professional approach and despite several reminders, CDA remains silent spectator.
The Committee was informed that Parliament lodges have been given an additional feeder to meet its power supply demand. Senator Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini and other senators pointed out deficiency in the construction of servant quarters. Deputy Chairman Senate directed the CDA to enhance the number of mechanical team to complete construction of additional block at the earliest and to provide a detailed report on pre-qualification and PC-I of the project.
The meeting was attended by Senators Sardar Shafiq Tareen, Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini and Ms. Nusrat Shaheen.