PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to demolish the present two old blocks (A&B) in the MPAs hostel and construct a new block with additional and latest facilities to accommodate maximum number of assembly members.

Similarly, it has also decided to construct cafeteria and increase the parking lot in the KP Assembly premises with a mixture of both bringing about facilitation and beautification there.

KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak chaired a meeting at his office CM Secretariat Peshawar in this regard wherein its proposed designs, present and future needs, construction estimates and other related matters were taken into stock and necessary decisions taken. Speaker KP Assembly Alhaj Asad Qaiser, Minister Sports and Culture Amjad Afridi, Advisor to CM on C&W Akbar Ayub, Chairman CM Complaint Cell Al-haj Dilroz Khan and concerned administrative secretaries and consultants attended the meeting. The chief minister directed for preparation of PC-1s and starting work on it as soon as possible.

Pervez Khattak said the present PTI-led coalition government would increase both prestige and facilities of elected public representatives as legislators so that our MPAs could be able enough to make record legislation for interest and welfare of the masses and incorporate their political wisdom accordingly.

He directed the authorities to bring all these constructions in consonance with the present architect, culture and traditions of the provincial assembly as well as project their all out creativity tantamount to enhance the beauty and glory of Peshawar with each new constructions and buildings.

He asked for increased accommodation in the cafeteria besides allocating separate seating for ladies MPAs. He underlined the need of keeping needs of the future while embarking upon all developmental schemes in this regard.

The authorities informed that the proposed 5-storey capsule type new block in the MPAs hostel would be completed in two years with estimated cost of Rs374.83 million while it could be further raised upto four more storeys in case of future needs. Its basement would be allocated for parking, ground floor would have conference room, guest hall, gymnasium and indoor games while 2-room suites would be constructed for MPAs from 1stto 4th floors. The 5th floor would be allocated for halls of employees.

Similarly, the cafeteria in the provincial assembly premises would have the seating and refreshment facilities of 120 MPAs and 75 staff members at a time with vast kitchen, cold storage, stores and washing areas. Alternate system of solar energy would also be provided in it while it would cost Rs78.265 million. Likewise the scheme of increase in car parking facilities would double the parking facility.