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ISLAMABAD: The government has not included any new projects for the capital’s police force in the development budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but millions have been allocated for ongoing projects.

These ongoing projects include the construction of police barracks, four police stations, houses for police officers, accommodation, training and administrative blocks for the establishment of a Rapid Response Force in the Islamabad police, the establishment of a model police station and the construction of administrative blocks, magazine, quarter guard, barracks, MT shed, stable and parade ground in the Diplomatic Enclave, all of which have been allocated Rs801.01m.

Another Rs748.6m have been allocated for the construction of a prison in H-16, a National Forensic Science Agency headquarters and Islamabad laboratory, a judicial and administration complex in G-11/4 and security arrangements at Parliament House.

The construction of four police barracks for 100 officials each in F-7, F-8, G-9 and G-10 has been allocated Rs57.88m in the development budget for the next fiscal year, while Rs59.86m has been allocated for a similar project to build five police barracks for 100 officials each near K Block.

Ongoing projects, including construction of police barracks, Rapid Response Force, model prison, allocated funding

A sum of Rs289.99m was allocated for the establishment of a model police station, while Rs39.92m has been allocated for the construction of 15 category III houses for superintendents of police in Police Lines Headquarters, H-11.

A total of Rs149.55m has been allocated for the construction of accommodation, training and administrative blocks and barracks for the establishment of a Rapid Response Force. The project was approved in August 2015, with an estimated cost of Rs1.63bn, of which Rs1.48bn has been spent.

The construction of an administration block, magazine, quarter guard, barracks, MT shed, stable and parade ground in Diplomatic Enclave was approved last March with an estimated cost of Rs406.67m, of which Rs201.05m has been spent and Rs50m has been allocated in the 2019-20 development budget.

The budget has allocated Rs225m for the establishment of the National Forensic Science Agency headquarters and Islamabad laboratory.

The project was approved by the CDWP in March 2015 with an estimated cost of Rs1.46bn, of which Rs951.27m has been spent.

The development budget also includes a project for security arrangements at Parliament House, for which Rs23.6m has been allocated.

In addition, Rs400m has been allocated for the construction of a model prison in H-16.

The project was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) in July 2016 with an estimated cost of Rs3.99bn, of which Rs1.5bn has been spent already.

Another Rs50m has been allocated for the revised ongoing project to construct a judicial and administration complex in the Mauve Area in G-11/2.

Ecnec had also approved the construction of additional family suites for parliamentarians, including 500 servant quarters in G-5/2, in January 2010 with an estimated cost of Rs2.9bn. So far, Rs1.27bn has been spent, and Rs50m has been allocated for the next fiscal year.

Published in Dawn, June 13th, 2019