Senate body seeks report of govt accommodations maintained by CDA

Staff Reporter

Senate Functional Committee on Government Assurances on Friday sought a comprehensive report regarding government accommodations maintained and repaired by Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Pakistan Public Works Department (Pak-PWD).

The committee met here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Kamil Ali Agha.

Member of the committee Deputy Chairman Senate Mirza Muhammad Afridi and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan also attended the meeting.

Members of the committee including Senator Dr. Muhammad Hamayun Mohammad, Senator Shammim Afridi and Movers Senator Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo and Senator Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah also attended the meeting.

Senior officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) briefed the committee regarding the maintenance / repair and white wash works of category-II, government accommodation I-8, Islamabad.

The committee was informed that the day to day complaints / demand received from occupants of these houses were being attended through available store material and CDA manpower deployment in Enquiry Office.

However, the major works carried out through contracts after preparation of cost estimates and tender are invited after receipt of funds through annual maintenance grant.

The committee informed that 4 category-II houses repaired during 2018-19, 10 houses in 2019-20 and three houses in 2020-21. While work in progress on six houses in current fiscal year 2020-21.

The committee was also briefed regarding the installation of ATM machine in the National Bank (NBP) and Muslim Commercial Bank branches in Tehsil Darband District Mansehra.

The committee was informed that the matter was taken up with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

In response, SBP has informed that NBP and MCB have furnished compliance report respectively on the issue and confirm that ATMs have been functioning round the clock viz, 24/7 at their branches in Tehsil Darband District Mansehra.

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