Four-nation summit in Islamabad on Oct 2

ISLAMABAD: Orders have been issued to make special arrangements on the occasion of the four-nation summit conference to be attended by Russia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan here on October 2 and a sum of Rs47 million will be spent on the conference.

The beautification and renovation of Aiwan-e-Sadr has started with the appointment of the National Engineering Services Pakistan (Nespak) as a consultant for the work.The furniture at the Aiwan-e-Sadr is being polished and repaired and new purchases are being made. The covers of 350 chairs in the dining hall are being replaced and the wooden floor is being refurbished. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been tasked not only with decorating the route from the airport to Islamabad but also with cutting the plants and grass.

The CDA Environment Directorate has been directed to cut the grass and clear the median of the highway while the Sanitation Directorate has been ordered to clean the entire city, particularly shopping centres where the foreign guests are likely to visit on the occasion of the conference.

An order for special security measures has also been issued because Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting Pakistan for the first time while the Afghan and Tajik presidentswill also be in the federal capital to attend the conference.A deadline of September 26 has been fixed for completing the renovation and beautification of Aiwan-e-Sadr and the cleanliness and sanitation work of the federal capital.