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The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is alleged to be solely in illegal possession of 2,370 government accommodations out of 2,880 houses, which were initially notified as unidentified houses. It is revealed during a sub-committee meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works, when the officials sought files regarding illegal allotment of houses to the officials of ministry of housing and works in order to examine the eligibility of the allottees.
During the meeting, which was conducted by Rajab Ali Khan Baloch, it was told that 2,880 houses were initially notified as unidentified but the ministry started identifying every house and cleared status of almost 1000 houses. The status of 993 houses is cleared now while more than 515 houses are on the pending list. The Estate Officer Maqbool Khan also informed the committee that according to the inquiry, Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) has occupied 126 houses even after the department has been privatised.
Similarly, the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has 200 homes, Police has 391 and the CDA has occupied 2,370 houses illegally because the civic authority is authorised to get accommodation of 1,277 houses. The current status is related to the identification of houses irrespective of legality of who is the occupant. Deputy Secretary Estate has revealed to the committee that the case has already been taken up with the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
After getting detail, the Member Committee, Ghulam Sarwan Khan has directed the estate officers to come up with a concrete report after completing the identification of 2,880 houses, with respect to the occupants’ information. Joint Secretary told the committee members that the rule related to designated houses is not clear as it does not cover the specific posts which can be accommodated and does not have authentic data about the number and identity of illegal occupants.
The committee asked the secretary housing and works to submit recommendations for removing anomalies in the accommodation allotment rules in order to limit the people and departments taking benefits of the loopholes in the system. It is also directed to speed up the process for vacating government accommodations from illegal occupants and trespassers.