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Apprehensions about Parliament House security

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi has expressed serious concerns on the weak and ineffective security arrangements around the Parliament House, Parliament Lodges and MNAs Hostel in Islamabad.He therefore directed Islamabad Police to beef up the security keeping in view the law and order situation. The Deputy Speaker was chairing a meeting of the Standing Committee on House and Library in Parliament House on Friday. The Deputy Speaker asked the Ministry of Interior and Islamabad Police to enhance the police force responsible for security of the Parliament and Lodges and equip them with required paraphernalia.He directed for collection of data of people residing in the servant quarters in Parliament Lodges and Government Hostel. He also directed for submission of report of the Judicial Inquiry into 23rd May?s incident at the earliest for consideration of the House and Library Committee. ? Taking strict view of the delay in construction of additional family suites, directed the CDA to either get the project completed by November, 2014 or cancel the contract and blacklist the contractor. He said that the Contractor has failed to justify the delay despite provision of mobilization fund.He also directed for investigation into the matter pertaining to substandard maintenance work of Parliament Lodges. He also expressed his displeasure over delay in award of contract of supply of furniture despite release of funds by the M/o Finance. He also directed for shifting of Tanker Water Supply near Government Hotel from its present location to some other place which he termed a security threat to the residents of the area. The meeting was attended by members of the Committee, Additional Secretary M/o Interior, Chairman CDA, Chief Commissioner ICT, DIG Police and other senior functionaries of National Assembly and CDA. 

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