ISLAMABAD: Authorities at the Parliament House have finally been forced to devise a ‘strategy’ to contain the number of rats that have taken over the five-storey building. The rodent population in the building has grown to a shocking 50,000.
A local news channel on Tuesday reported that the rat infestation in the parliament is a known problem as a private firm was being paid Rs 650,000 annually to rid the house of the gnarly animals.
According to a ‘survey’, the rats live and roam around like kings in the Parliament Lodges, cafeteria, Prime Minister’s House and President House.
The news channel also reported that the firm was maintaining a detailed record of the progress. Details of each trap, plate or bait being placed across the parliament house are noted on a form and the resulting success or failure of each trap is then added to the details.