Senate Standing Committee on Communications met today under chairmanship of Senator HidayatUllah. Federal Secretary Communications Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Chairman NHA Mr. Jawwad Rafique Malik and Senior officers from Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority attended.
It was apprised to the committee that 509 officers in grade 17 to 22 are serving in NHA. The committee was briefed about the details of vehicles and expenditures incurred on them during the last two years. Matters relating to establishment operation and management of Toll Plazas and Weigh Stations along NHA network were also discussed. NHA desired release of funds amounting to Rs. 22 billion for 2018-19, where on Ministry of Finance agreed to release Rs. 12 billion. Expressing views Chairman NHA Mr. Jawwad Malik informed that NHA is endeavoring to realize road building projects within available resources with quality construction.