Senate body shows concerns over sale of expensive food items on Motorways

Staff Reporter

The Senate Standing Committee on Communications Tuesday expressed concerns over the sale of expensive and substandard food items at service areas of Motorways. The committee met here at Parliament House under chairmanship of Senator Hidayat Ullah. Chairman NHA, Capt (R) Sikandar Qayyum informed the committee that the issue of sale of expensive foods on Motorways was serious nature, adding that complaints were also received on Prime Minister Portal in that regard.

He said that the local administrations were responsible to check the rate lists and standard of foods. He said that letters were also written to the local administrations in that regard, adding that local administrations concerned officials contact numbers were also displayed at various places.

He said that the services areas were bound to display approved rate list from the district administrations. He said that people should register complaints with the districts administrations on phones. The committee discussed in details the agenda item as per the recommendations of the sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Communications held on October 8,2020, regarding the issues pertaining to Mansehra Service Area and handing over of service areas at M5 to PSO without bidding process, representatives of PSO and NHA.The committee directed the ministry to resolve the issue in the NHA Board as soon possible.

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