Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat showed displeasure over non-provision of basic facilities in schools of Islamabad on Wednesday.

The committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of MNA Rana Muhammad Hayat at Parliament House here.

The committee members referring an example of Sector F-6 schools said that students did not even have proper toilets and washrooms.

Briefing the committee, officials of Capital Administration and Development Divisions (CAAD) said there were a few schools where basic facilities were not available but overall in the capital all basic facilities including water coolers were provided in schools.

The officials of CAAD said a summary for purchasing 220 buses for schools of Islamabad was sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for approval and so far only 32 buses had been received.

The committee directed the CAAD officials to provide those basic facilities which were missing in different schools of Islamabad and formed a sub-committee which would be headed by MNA Nafeesa Shah.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz briefing the committee about the Grand Hayat Hotel said the Capital Development Authority was investigating the issue and that the matter was also in Islamabad High Court.

The committee member Malik Abrar said CDA should resolve the issue of affected families and provide them land against their land.

The committee member MNA Syed Javed Ali Shah said CDA officials were neglecting the committee, which was against its mandate.