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Event Title: A meeting of the Senate House Committee was held on Tuesday at the Parliament Lodges. Chaired by Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen

Event Date: 2022-12-06

Those who attended included Senator Falak Naz, Senator Rubina Khalid,  Senator Shahdat Awan, Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo, Senator Dr. Afnan Ullah Khan, Senator Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary and senior officers from the CDA along with all concerned.

The agenda brought to the table included implementation status of recommendations of the Committee of the meeting held on 8th September, 2022.  Also discussed were status of under construction additional block of Parliament Lodges and progress on maintenance work in family suites as demanded by Senators. 

The meeting commenced with reviewing implementation status of the recommendations made in the meeting held on 8th September, 2022. The issue of Lodge occupancy of non-authorized individuals was raised.  The Committee stressed the need to ensure that all residential units were being occupied by authorised individuals. It was asserted that an occupancy list be submitted to the Committee in the next meeting. 

Discussing the status of under construction additional block of Parliament Lodges the Committee stressed the need to expedite the work and enquired the reasons for delay.  The Committee was informed that the main reason for delay has been the arbitration and non-release of funds. A new PC1 has been submitted and is currently with the Ministry of Interior which will be forwarded to the Planning Division for further action. 

Discussing progress con maintenance work in family suites, the Committee was informed that lack of funds has been the major cause for delayed work.   It was stressed that a supplementary grant may be allocated for the completion of pending works at the Lodges.   The Committee directed that all payments may be made at the earliest so that pending issues may be resolved.