ISLAMABAD: Mr. Rehmatullah Kakar, Federal Minister for Housing & Works has said that occupants of the government quarters in Karachi cannot sell these. He was replying to the query of Senator Dr. Muhammad Ali Brohi, Chairman, Senate Standing Committee on Housing & Works, who On Wednesday sought the views of the Minister for Housing & Works regarding the issue of government quarters in Karachi. The Minister said that only eligibility certificates have been issued to the occupants, which do not entitle them to sell the quarters. He assured that no body is going to be evicted as all the occupants were paying the rent.
The Committee directed the Estate Office to take strict action against the illegal occupants of the government owned accommodations in the Federal Capital and get resolved residential problems of the government employees who are waiting since long. The Committee took strong exception to the fact that some police officials still continue to illegally occupy the flats / quarters in different sectors of Islamabad and decided that senior police officials would be summoned to seek explanation.
The Committee also directed the Ministry of Housing & Works to provide details of the procedure adopted for making recruitments in the Estate Office, Islamabad. The Committee also entertained various complaints against the Estate Office and directed the Estate Officer, Mr. Sher Afzal Khan to resolve the issues judiciously and provide relief to the complainants. The members of the Committee underlined the need to ensure transparency in the allotment of government quarters.
The meeting was also attended, among others, by Senators Shuja-ul-Mulk, Dr. Abdul Khaliq Pirzada, Maulana Rahat Hussain, Mir Mohabbat Khan Marri and Muhammad Saleh Shah besides Mr. Rehmatullah Kakar, Federal Minister for Housing & Works. Mr. Liaquat Ali Bangulzai attended the meeting as Mover and Senator Muhammad Enver Baig as Special Invitee.-SANA