ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker, Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Thursday directed for strict observance of the joint venture contract between National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS) and Federal Employees Housing Cooperative Housing Society.
He outrightly rejected the demand of the FECHS for enhancement of the prices of plots being provided to the employees of National Assembly. He was chairing a meeting of the National Assembly Committee on House and Library here in Parliament House.
While discussing the status of implementation of the joint venture contract between FECHS and NAECHS, he observed for strict adherence to the contract in question. He observed that any amendment in the actual contract may be decided by the elected body of the NAECHS when it is will instituted.
The demand of enhancement of the prices of plots was raised by the management of FECHS in view of increase in land prices and development charges. The Deputy Speaker said that Committee on House and Library was duty bound to protect the interests of the Employees of the Secretariat who had deposited their hard earned money with the Housing Society. He said that in the instant case plots to the Members should be handed over at the earliest who have already deposited full payment.
Taking strict view of the delay in construction of additional family suites, directed the CDA to expedite the pace of construction work keeping in view the accommodation problems of Members of the Parliament.
The Chairman CDA apprised the Committee about the delay in construction work. He said that work on the site has been halted due to the protest by a political party.
The Deputy Speaker also directed for investigation into the matter pertaining to the use of substandard material in renovation of Cafeteria in Parliament Lodges. He also constituted a three Member Sub-Committee comprising of Members of the Committee on House and Library to probe into the matter within 15 days.
The meeting was attended by MNAs; Mian Mohammad Rasheed, Mrs. Shahida Raehmani, Mr. Meboob Alam, Maulana Qamar urd Din, Malik Ibrar Ahmed and Chairman CDA, Chief Commissioner ICT, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Division and other senior functionaries of National Assembly and CDA.
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