Chairman Standing Committee for Information Technology of the National Assembly Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar has stated that because of the nonappearance of representatives of mobile phone companies, Speaker National Assembly had directed him to use the authorities of civil judge on non-completion of work.
NA Directs Telecom Companies to Clear Remaining Dues
Standing Committee for Information Technology apprehended the meeting of NA at the Parliament House. Captain Muhammad Safdar headed the meeting. He notified the government to recuperate all levies with mark-up from a telecommunication company till today consistent with the agreement.
The meeting articulated discontent on non-payment of dues on behalf of the company. Member committee Ali Raza Abidi said the government should recover dues from the company according to current rate of assets. Mobile companies were directed by the chairman to transfer mobile towers on solar as the inhabitants were worried due to air pollution of the generators.
Captain (R) Muhammad Safdar on also directed the ministry to get divested houses from illegitimate residents in TIP Housing Society. The MD of TIP also informed the committee that the society had 500 houses where almost 150 had illegal residents. The occupants are not even paying utility bills.
Muhammad Safdar also guided the TIP to consult the courts for lawful support to empty the houses. The chairman also directed the ministry to resolve the TIP matter by August 30 and submit a report to commission consequently.
Minister Anusha Rehman revealed that the main business of the TIP as industry was manufacturing of telecom relevant equipment. But from the last ten years TIP had not been competent to execute its core business.