RAWALPINDI - PML-N MNA Muhammad Hanif Abbasi has directed Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) administration to deposit the demand note of Iesco for electricity connection before June 10 to avoid any sort of inconvenience and delay in getting electricity connection.

He issued this order while chairing a meeting to review the progress of RIC worth Rs 2.6 billion in the city. The meeting was also attended by RIC Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Shoaib Khan, Resident Engineer NESPAK Hanif Khokhar, Director contractor firm Masud Qureshi and representatives of IESCO.

The meeting was informed by Iesco officials that the stores of Iesco would be closed from June 10 and after that date it was very difficult to issue the material, therefore, demand note for electricity connection must be deposited before this date.

The meeting directed the Director Contract Firm to make necessary arrangements in this connection at the earliest. It was also decided that a meeting of Steering Committee would again be held in RIC on June 13 to review the progress in the matter. Hanif Abbasi directed the Director Contract Firm to get the design of electrical sub division by June 4 from the concerned department and construction of the building should be started immediately after the receipt of the design.

He also directed the concerned contract firm to apply for the telephone connections immediately so that the approved telephone connections could be installed before the inauguration of new building of RIC by June 30 as already announced by Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif.

It was also decided that the revised load of electricity for the on going project of RIC should be submitted by June 5 after getting approval of the consultant company, NESPAK.

Hanif Abbasi directed Parks and Horticulture Agency (PHA) to visit RIC building and finalised the horticultural designs for planting plants and grass with the consultation of Resident Engineer NESPAK and Director Contract Firm so that the green belts of RIC should be developed as early as possible.