Security risk: Parliament House's scanners out of order for 10 days

Despite being informed several times authorities have not paid any heed, say sources


Saqib Virk April 25, 2019
Despite being informed several times authorities have not paid any heed, say sources. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The out-of-order security scanners installed at the entrance of the Parliament House in Islamabad has raised serious security concerns.

Sources told The Express Tribune on Thursday that even though the security scanning machines had been broken down for the last 10 days, the authorities did not pay heed despite being informed by security officials several times.

Due to the malfunctioning of the scanners, security check was being carried out manually which apparently put the security of the house at stake.

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Nowadays, the National Assembly and the Senate are in session, which are attended by high-profile personalities including prime minister, federal ministers and head of the different political parties.

The Parliament House building, which was inaugurated on May 28 in 1986, was designed by Edward Durel Stone – an architect from the United States. It was constructed in the period of almost 11 years.



The five-storey building has a total floor space of about 598,000 sq-ft.


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