ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri on Friday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to complete the construction of additional family suites and servant quarters in the Parliament’s Lodges. Chairing a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library, he took exception over the inordinate delay in completion of the project that was initiated in 2011, said a press release received here. The committee members also highlighted the issues being faced by the parliamentarians in the lodges and pointed out that the cost of the project was being increased day by day. Suri asked the CDA chairman to re-tender the project in professional manners. In order to improve the services in the lodges, he directed the civic agency to reshuffle its staff working in the building for more than three years. The deputy speaker also directed the CDA to take proper measures for the cleanliness and security of the Parliament Lodges.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2019.