The Senate House Committee met under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chairman, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi.
The committee directed the Capital Development Authority to make it mandatory for issuance of residential cards for persons residing at the Parliament Lodges as workers of the members of the Parliament.
Deputy Chairman Senate also directed to issue display cards for the CDA staff.
The committee also directed to issue separate cards to the members and their immediate families for gymnasium. The Deputy Chairman also directed the Senate Secretariat to circulate forms to the households of the Lodges to inquire on the details of number of workers attached with them (permanent or temporary) in order to dispatch security cards to the same particularly for the side rooms.
“Anyone can enter the premises of the Parliament Lodges without any check and balance” he added. It was directed by the committee that no one should be allowed in the premises without the confirmation from the household of the respective lodge. The DSP Parliament Lodges informed the committee that more policemen are required to be deputed at the Parliament Lodges, “on shift there is only one policeman and 1 FC personal”, he informed.
The Chairman Committee, Deputy Chairman Senate directed to summon the Finance Secy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning and Development and the CDA in the subsequent meetings to ensure smooth completion of the additional block of the Parliament Lodges with joint meeting with the National Assembly.