NA standing committee on H&W directs to retrieve govt accommodations

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Housing and Works on Thursday directed to retrieve accommodations of the government from illegal occupants.

The committee was met under the chairmanship of MNA Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari at Parliament Lodges.

The Committee expressed grave concern over the issue of illegal occupants of government accommodations and directed that ministry of Housing and Works would take stringent measures to vacate government accommodations from illegal occupants at the earliest.

The Committee directed Ministry to take stern action against Estate Office employees who support the illegal occupants through different means and report to the Committee in its next meeting.

The Committee agreed in principle with the view point of the Federal Minister for Housing and Works that Estate Office could not handle the issue of illegal occupants lonely until the powers of magistrate be re-delegated to Estate Officer which was withdrawn in 2012. The Committee decided to take up the issue at appropriate forum so that the government accommodations could be retrieved at the earliest.

The Committee discussed the projects of Dualization & Improvement of Mandra-Chakwal Road, Sohawa-Chakwal Road and Mosa Khail Tounsa Road Strength Road Zhob and directed that M/o Housing and Works may direct the quarter concerned to take effective measures to complete the projects at the earliest.


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