Minister of State for Housing and Works chairs meeting of Ministry officials

Islamabad, June 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Minister of State for Housing and Works Barrister Usman Ibrahim chaired a meeting of Ministry officials here today.

In the very beginning of the meeting, the Minister referred to the remarks made by PM in the cabinet. As per PM’s directions, the Minister accentuated that every project should be achieved within shortest possible time and all efforts should be result-oriented.

The Minister emphasized that there is need to put an end to the culture of sluggishness and corrupt practices. He put emphasis on to reduce all non-development expenditure up to 30% or even more.

Nasar Hayat, Secretary for Housing and Works briefed the Minister of State about the administrative structure of the Ministry.

Later on, the heads of all departments apprised the Minister about the working, projects, problems of their respective department along with suggestions and proposals.

The Minister appreciated the Public Private Partnership mode projects run by the attached departments and wish to continue with this practice in future as well. He also directed the estate officer to update the General waiting List as soon as possible to ensure the meritocracy during allotments.

A roadmap has been given to heads of all attached departments that they will submit weekly reports to the Minister based on a plan of action regarding ongoing projects or assignment, along with goals, targets and timelines. The Minister laid emphasis on achieving the goals within stipulated time.

The Minister emphatically stated that there will be zero tolerance against officials with poor performance. The officials who could not deliver will be weeded out of the organization. The Minister stated that we need to work collectively to ensure meritocracy and eliminate the corrupt practices.

The meeting was attended by Nasar Hayat Secretary Housing and Works, Ms Amna Imran Joint Secretary Housing and Works, Tariq Mahmood Pirzada Managing Director Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA), Sarwar Awan DG Pak PWD, Engineer Hasan Haqqani Managing Director National Construction Limited (NCL), M. Irfan DG National Housing Authority (NHA), Ms Naseem Qureshi Estate Officer and other senior officials of the Ministry.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
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