A meeting of the Senate House Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla at Parliament House. Members attending the meeting were Senator Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini, Senator Samina Saeed, Senator Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen, Senator Mrs. Kulsoom Parveen, Senator Shamim Afridi, Senator Ata-Ur-Rehman, Senator Kesho Bai, Senator Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Senator Sana Jamali, Senator Anwar Lal Dean, Senator Gianchand and senior officers from the CDA, IESCO along with all concerned. Chairman CDA was also present.
The Committee enquired about the issues faced by Senators at the Parliament Lodges. Chairman Committee, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla took serious notice of the issues and directed CDA staff designated at the Parliament Lodges to look into the matter. The Committee was informed that CDA faced a dearth of funds due to which numerous issues had arisen. The Committee directed CDA to submit a utilization report, without which the Finance Department would release no funds. Details of all work conducted at the Parliament Lodges must be submitted as well. A Committee to address the issues of Senators was formed.
While taking up the issues of hiring of a new consultant for construction of a new block at Parliament Lodges, the Committee was informed that TORs have been formulated and a tender for hiring of the Consultant will be placed next week. The previous consultant has been disengaged. The Committee was informed that the process would be completed by December.
The Committee was requested to summon the Finance Division in the next meeting. Since this was a PSDP and changes in PC1 is anticipated it is imperative that the The Finance and Planning Divisions be taken on board.
Deliberating over the issue of high electricity bills at Parliament Lodges, the Committee was directed to check all electricity metres at the premises. IESCO was also instructed to discourage outstanding payments beyond two months. Discussing the conditions of the Water Filter Plant at the Lodges, the Committee decided to obtain random water samples and have it checked by a private company to address health concerns of the members associated with it.