ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 02nd Jan, 2017 ) : National Assembly Standing Committee on Communications on Monday formed a sub-committee to finalize Pakistan Courier Regulatory Authority Bill 2015, moved by Belum Hasanian,MNA within one month. The sub-committee will consider the proposals by the courier companies representatives before finalizing its report.Usman Tarakai would be the convener of the panel while its members include Nazir Bhogio,Ch Khalid Warraich and Salimur Rehman besides the mover of the bill Belum Hasnain.
The communications committee meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Muzammil Qurehsi,MNA. The committee had invited all the stakeholders, including leading courier companies to inform the committee regarding their concerns.The couriers representatives Dr Tariq Hassan said that regulation of the couriers was welcome move,but their concerns should be addressed before formation of the authority. Chairman National Highway Authority told the committee that Peshawar- Darra Adamkhail section of Indus Highway (N-55) will be upgraded with Asian Development Bank funding and its work would begin by March.
He said that feasibility and PC-I for dualization of Kohat- Sarai Gambila section of the N-55 have also been prepared and submitted for approval.He said that work on the 650 kilometers missing link from Gwadar to Quetta has been completed in record period. He said with the completion of this road 36 hours travel time between Quetta and Gwadar has been reduced to only eight hours. The NHA chairman informed that some projects financed by ADB for implementation of D.
I Khan Mughalkot Highway (N-50) have been recently completed. He said that several sharp curves have been attended through these projects and proper signages are also provided for smooth flow of traffic. On the issue of land acquisition issues of Shorkot-Garh Maharajah bridge on river Chenab,he informed the committee that NHA has made complete payments to the concerned department but delay was caused as the Land Acquisition Commissioner was transferred in April and so far the post is lying vacant. MNAs Sarzameen, Chaudhry Khalid Javaid Warraich, Dr Darshan, Ramesh Lal, Engr Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil, Nazir Bhogio, Molana Qamar ud Din, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, Naseema Hafeez Panezai, Engr. Usman Khan Tarakai and Shahjehan Muneer Mangrio, attended the meeting. APP/mhn/rn � 15:39/15:41/15:41