Lahore : Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar visited the under-construction building of the Punjab Assembly building here today (Thursday) and directed the officials of the Building Department and other institutions undertaking construction work to complete building at the earliest.
Talking to the media on this occasion, Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for Rs 3 billion hike in the cost of Punjab Assembly’s new building, construction work should be completed at the earliest.
He said that next year budget session Insha-Allah will be held in the new building, regrettably building has not been completed in 12 years, further delay and lethargy will not be tolerated. He said there will be no compromise on quality, building should be completed on emergency basis.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that Shahbaz Sharif is responsible for delay in the construction of the building, additional expenses should be charged from him.
Earlier, the Speaker and the Chief Minister planted a sapling in the compound of the new building in furtherance of vision of Imran Khan.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that Shahbaz Sharif did not provide funds for the Punjab Assembly for 10 years considering it our established hospital. He said that he has asked the Chief Minister for early completion of Seerat Academy and recycling of old pages of the Holy Quran started during our tenure.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that projects for recycling of the old pages of the Holy Quran and reprint Quran Sharif for giving the copies free to the Madaris and Seerat Academy for guidance of the rulers and the people from the lives of the Sahaba Karam were started.
During visit of the building, Senior Secretary Assembly Rai Mumtaz Babar, acting Secretary Inayatullah Luk, Special Secretary Communications and Works (C& W) Ibrar Ahmad, Member Planning and Development Board Dr Muhammad Abid Bodla, National College of Arts Principal Professor Dr Murtaza Jaffery, Vice-President NESPAK Muhammad Ibrar A. Khan and other concerned departments officers were also present.