No proposal to construct new Secretariat Block

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Housing and Works would not be considering any proposals to construct another new Secretariat Block at Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad.

However, keeping in view the ‘shortage of government buildings to accommodate offices a project of multi storey buildings “Construction of New Secretariat Block (earlier named as TU &V) at Constitution Avenue, Islamabad” for the government offices was initiated in the year 2006 having a covered area 769,200 Sft.

It is a nine storey building, an official in the Ministry of Housing and Works told reporter.

He said that external development work is in progress and will be completed by end of this month including lifts.

On completion of project it will be handed over to the Federal Government for accommodating the government offices therein, the official added.

He said that however some work is delayed due to not full allocation of funds and court cases, which have now been resolved and funds are available.