Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq chaired a meeting to discuss proposed construction of Additional block of Parliament Building in the parking area of the Parliament House, says a press release.
Mr. Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Secretaries of the National Assembly, Senate Secretariat, Cabinet Division and Planning Division, Chairman CDA and other officers of the concerned departments attended the meeting. The representative of CDA briefed the meeting about the progress on the project.
The Speaker directed all the concerned to finalize the proposal at the earliest for resource allocation and initiation of construction work.
He said that the space constraint in present Parliament Building has necessitated the construction of the additional block which will accommodate offices of the Parliament Staff, Committee Rooms and parking space.
He said that since the proposed building would be an extension of the magnificent Parliament Building, therefore, it should be architecturally and aesthetically in consonance with the old Building.
He further directed that the provision should be made in the proposed building for future expansion besides making it energy efficient and maximum utilization of available space.
The Representatives of all the departments assured the Speaker that the design would be finalized within due course keeping in view the requirements of both the Secretariats and sent to the competent forum for formal approval and resource allocation.