ISLAMABAD- Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Senator Talha Mehmood has asked Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) to take strict action against all massage centres, brothels and bars functioning within the premises of the Capital. Mehmood issued the directives while presiding over a meeting of the sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on relocation of foreign missions and Non Conforming Use of residential quarters in Islamabad, held here in Capital Development Authority (CDA)'s headquarters on Wednesday. Chairman CDA Tariq Mehmood Khan and representatives of the Foreign Ministry and ICT administration also attended the meeting. The sub-committee also asked the Foreign Office and CDA to expedite relocation of foreign missions and their offices from residential sectors into the diplomatic enclave. While briefing members of the sub-committee on the occasion, CDA's Member (Estate) Brig (R) Asad Munir informed that CDA had allotted plots in Diplomatic Enclave to 31 embassies out of 54 functioning outside the Enclave. He, however, informed that only 10 foreign missions were constructing their buildings while the rest had so far shown no activities regarding shifting to the designated enclave. He further said that as many as 843 houses in different residential sectors of the city were being used for commercial activities, out of which 272 houses were being used for government and private offices, 122 for guest houses, 203 for schools, 15 for restaurants and foreign missions and 160 for other commercial activities. He said the Authority had so far registered cases against 364 houses, while 70 houses had been fined and 7 plots were cancelled. Chairman sub-committee Senator Talha Mehmood asked CDA to allocate alternate space for schools, restaurants, guesthouses and directed ICT administration to take strict action against bars, brothels and massage centres. Member of the Committee, Senator Tariq Azeem directed representatives of Foreign Office to convince foreign missions to move into the Diplomatic Enclave. He expressed deep regret over the inconvenience faced by residents of the respective streets where foreign missions were situated. Besides, he said, presence of foreign missions in residential areas was posing serious threats to the security of both the foreigners and residents of the city. Senator Mehmood, at the conclusion of the meeting, directed representatives of foreign affairs to come up with a comprehensive plan for shifting the foreign embassies from residential areas in the next meeting of the committee to be held sharply after Eid. He also directed representative of ICT to estimate and report cost of security arrangements made for foreign missions. He said that foreigners were our respected guests and we were responsible for their security. He, however, requested them to move to the designated Enclave where they could better be safeguarded. He said that the practice was costing the national exchequer heavily besides posing serious threats to the country's reputation. Senator Azeem deplored over the plight of visa seekers outside these foreign missions as they had no proper arrangements for visitors and they were to wait outside these embassies on footpaths. Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi regretted absence of Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Interior and Chief Commissioner Islamabad.   Senator Talha also said that he would ask Director General FIA to probe into the matter of CDA's investment in stock exchange, which has reportedly charged the national exchequer by Rs 1.8 billion.