Rs5.5m spent on Quetta Federal Lodges' renovation, Senate told

Minister Durrani says PC-I for construction of an additional block submitted


APP February 24, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani on Friday apprised the Senate that Federal Lodges in Quetta had been completed renovated and reconstructed at an estimated cost of Rs5.5 million.

Responding to various supplementary questions during the Question Hour, the minister said that the incumbent government should be appreciated for reconstructing the Federal Lodges in Quetta as it were damaged in a bomb blast.

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He said no past government had given attention to the lodges, adding that Federal Lodges at Peshawar had also been renovated.

The minister said that the PC-I had also been submitted for construction of an additional block at Federal Lodge No I, Zarghoon Road, Quetta. Five new suites and halls would be constructed in the Federal Lodges, he said.

He said no body was residing or staying permanently in the Federal Lodges in Quetta and assured the house if anyone was found doing so, strict action would be taken in this regard.

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Regarding the National Accountability Bureau notice, the minister said that he had done nothing wrong and was ready to face the accountability bureau.

He said the policy has changed for the first time and now mosques would also be built by the ministry. After constructing mosques, advertisement would be given for hiring 'Khateebs'.

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