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Senate body for increase in maintenance funds of Pak PWD.

ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works on Friday recommended to the concerned authorities to increase funds for the maintenance and repair of Pakistan Public Works Department houses/flats.

The committee met here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Shahi Syed.

Senators including Suriya Amiruddin, Haji Saifullah Khan Bangash, Mrs Farhat Abbas, Nuzhat Sadiq, Abdul Nabi Bangash, Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail, Mohammad Saleh Shah, Mohammad Zafar Ullah Khan Dhandla, Senator Hamza and Abdul Rauf attended the meeting.

Secretary Housing and Works, Director General Pakistan Public Works Department and DG Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) were also present in the meeting.

The committee directed FGEHF to resolve the issue regarding agreement made by the government with M/s Green Tree for development of Housing Scheme for Government employees in Bara Kahu, Islamabad.

The committee also directed the Pak PWD to renovate the Federal Lodge in Peshawar. The committee further decided to hold its next meeting in Karachi.

Earlier, DG Pak PWD briefed the committee, and informed that there are total 13,788 houses/flats being maintained by Pak PWD.

DG Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) said that according to the agreement signed between M/s Green pvt.Ltd and FGEHF, the cost of raw land for 3,000 kanals is Rs 950,000/ per kanal.

"The total cost of raw land is Rs.2,850 million out of that Rs. 1,567.50 mln of 1650 kanals has already been paid. The remaining Rs.1,292.50 mln is to be paid," he added.

He said as per clause 5 of the agreement the payment for 500 kanals of raw land to be transferred after full completion of roads and all its bridges in all respects as per Engineering practices and CDA bylaws.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 3, 2015
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