Islamabad, July 18, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the Committee on Allotments in New Secretariat Block at the Finance Ministry this morning. Minister for Planning and Development, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal also attended the meeting.
The Finance Secretary, Dr. Waqar Masood informed the Committee that the New Secretariat Block is near completion and a decision has to be made for space allocation to the Ministries/Divisions.
In a detailed briefing he informed that many ministries/departments have sent their request for allotment of space in the new building. He said that the requirements received so far are 2,70,000 sq ft by the Ministries/Divisions and 9,82,000 sq ft. by the attached departments. Whereas the total space available is 3,42,000 sq ft.
The Finance Minister directed the concerned officials to prepare a complete plan on the two basic principles;
1) Priority should be given to Ministries/Divisions which are on rented buildings;
2) Ministries should be at one place instead of scattered places.
He also directed the concerned officials of the Ministry of Housing and
Works to provide a plan for setting up of a common auditorium, briefing hall, meeting rooms in addition to bank and restaurant at ground floor should be placed before the Committee for consideration. The Minister further directed that allotments should be made to the main Ministries/Divisions only.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarrar, Secretary Cabinet, Rana Assad Amin, Advisor to Finance Ministry, and other senior officials of the concerned departments.
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Ministry of Finance
Government of Pakistan
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Pak. Sectt. Islamabad
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