ISLAMABAD – Objections were raised at the Metro Bus project at the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning & Development which was held under the chairmanship of Senator A. Rehman Malik today.
One of the members claimed that the projects were being allocated without the approval of ECNEC and objection was raised regarding the formalities related to Metro Bus.
The next five years plan does not have any reform planning for the law enforcement to empower them to build their capacity and also no substantive work has been proposed to make the prosecution independent and compatible with the civil or private sector.
To expand employment opportunities for the youth it was proposed by the chairman of the committee that all universities, colleges of the morning shift can be converted into vocational institutes in the afternoon shifts. Moreover, every college should have a poly-technical department for six months training to produce skilled and semi-skilled workers to cater for the requirements.
The chairman of the committee also appreciated the loan scheme for the youth.
He inquired about the inability shown for improving the lives of the poor and also sorted out the explanation of the ministry as to why there is discrimination with Gilgit Baltistan while allocating funds.