ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Saturday chaired a meeting to discuss matters regarding completion and operations of Kohsar Block New Pakistan Secretariat project and subsequent allocation of office space to different ministries and departments.
The secretary housing and works and DG, PWD briefed the finance minister on the progress of the project and informed that construction work had been substantially completed and efforts were being made to finish the remaining work related to HVAC and installation of lifts by May 2017.
The minister was also briefed on various aspects of interior designing and partitioning of space for allocation to different departments. The minister stressed completion of all works and installation of lifts on priority and said that all systems should be up and ready by end of May as per the latest timeline.
He said a meeting of the Allotment Committee would be called soon to allocate space to different ministries and departments so that they could plan their activities for shifting to the new building accordingly.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2017.