Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi presided over a high-level meeting regarding under-construction Punjab Assembly building at the Assembly Chambers here today (Wednesday).
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.
Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that we want to hold next budget session in the new building of the Assembly, 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 held to review progress every month whereas Secretary Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti will take review meetings every week. He directed all officials to ensure their participation in the review meetings.
He said this is a team work; all will be appreciated for constructing strong and grand building, special attention also be paid to arrangements for fool proof security in the construction.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said this project should be completed on daily and war-footing basis, negligence and lethargy will not be tolerated.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi also directed that under-construction mosque in the new building should also be completed at the earliest.