Formal inauguration of "Safe city Islamabad project" next month: Nisar
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday informed the National Assembly that formal inauguration of 124 million dollar, "Safe city Islamabad project "would be held next month. Replying to a question, he said that Safe City project was negotiated and signed in 2009 at a total cost of US $ 124,975 million. He said that so far total of Rs 9.53 billion as cost of project and Rs 4 Billion on account of duties and taxes have been expended. He said that its implementation was withheld due to a decision of the Supreme Court and on conclusion of litigation, the project was reinitiated in 2014 without any cost escalation. He said that present government had negotiated a substantial increase in scope of the project without adding to project cost.