ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) : Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to probe encroachment on state land by Shifa International Hospital and misuse of a plot allotted to Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association for charity work. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood at Parliament House. The committee member Senator Shahi Syed pointed out that Shifa International Hospital management grabbed 2.
5 acres CDA land along a nullah, changing its (nullah's) direction and raising illegal constructions on the land. Chairman Senator Talha Mehmood said that CDA had allotted a 10-kanal plot in Sector H-8 to Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association (PFOWA) in relaxation of rules. He said unluckily PFOWA, instead of starting charity work under a joint venture, handed over the prime real estate to Roots International school. Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood asked the Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Ansar Aziz to probe the Shifa International Hospital and PFOWA land issue in detail and brief the committee in next meeting.
The Senate body also expressed displeasure over the corruption in different projects in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Senator Kalsoom Parveen said Breast Cancer is the major killer of women and PIMS hospital administration should focus on this issue. She said PIMS which is located in Capital of Islamabad should provide proper facilities of health to the patients and all work should be done on merit. Senator Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini said corruption in PIMS should not be tolerated at any cost and committee should be briefed about Liver Transplant Center which was not functioning since long.
He said people were bearing a huge expenditures for the treatment of Liver Transplant at private hospitals and this facility was not functional in the government hospital. The meeting was attended by Senator Shahi Syed, Senator Hidayat Ullah, Senator Mir Muhammad Yousaf Badini, Senator Khushbakht Shujat, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Senator Najma Hameed and Senator Haji Saif Ullah Khan Bangash. APP/kk/mir