Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to expedite construction work of new building of the Punjab assembly and said they want to hold next budget session in the new building.
He said this while presiding over a high-level meeting regarding under-construction Punjab Assembly building at the Assembly Chambers, here today.
Elahi said that funds have been sanctioned for construction of the building, we are grateful to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for providing funds.
He said that he will chair the meetings to review progress every month whereas Secretary Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti will take review meetings every week.
Elahi said this project should be completed on daily and war-footing basis, negligence and lethargy will not be tolerated.
The meeting was attended by Provincial Minerals Minister Hafiz Ammar Yasir, Chairman Planning and Development Board, Secretary Finance, Director General Parks and Horticultural Authority (PHA), Secretary Communication and Works, Principal National College of Arts (NCA), Secretary Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Senior Secretary Assembly Rai Mumtaz Hussain Babar and Director General Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Lak as well as officials of the Buildings Department, National College of Arts and NESPAK.