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NA Secretariat Blacklists M/s Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Ltd.
Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

Islamabad 3 August 2017: On the direction of National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library, the National Assembly Secretariat has announced to blacklist M/S Habib Rafiq from performing any construction or building project in the NA Secretariat. The announcement came after a joint inquiry committee fixed the responsibility for the delay of a project (family suites and servant quarters in the Parliament Lodges) causing heavy loss to the National Exchequer by M/S Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Ltd.

In a letter written to the Capital Development Authority (CDA), today, the NA Secretariat maintained that the inquiry committee revealed that the M/S Habib Rafiq exploited tax payer money as it caused unwarranted delay in construction of 104 family suites and 500 servant quarter in the Parliament Lodges. The letter stated its apprehension that the poor workmanship of the said company can cause similar loss on other projects across the country.

The joint inquiry committee comprising of NA Secretariat as client and CDA as executing agency probed the matter on the direction of the House and Library Committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi.