Islamabad - The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has released Rs 200 million to Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to continue the construction work of schools and colleges for the security enhancement.

Minister of State for CADD, Barrister Usman Ibrahim, visited educational institutions of Islamabad here on Wednesday. While talking to the media, the minister said that Rs 200 million had been issued to complete security arrangements. With this amount boundary walls will be elevated and razor wires will be fixed on boundary walls.

The minister stated that the cost estimated for security measures was given by PWD that amounted to around Rs 400 million for all educational institutions and the ministry had issued Rs 200 million in the first phase. He said that a procurement committee had been constituted which comprised the representatives of PWD, FDE and CADD and they would ensure quality and transparency in work.

During a daily-based security meeting Barrister Usman Ibrahim said that he had directed to provide a list of completion of work on daily basis to the ministry to identify and expedite the missing arrangements.

He further said that identification cards would be issued to students and it would be mandatory to wear them all the time. The minister has directed the FDE to arrange an emergency exit gate in those schools where there is only one gate.