ISLAMABAD: Expressing grave concern over lackluster performance of the people at the helm of affairs who failed to adhere to regulations in government housing projects, Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz on Friday directed authorities to ensure standardized construction work and development facilities in government-owned housing projects.
While chairing a meeting to review progress in different government housing sectors in Islamabad and other parts of the country, Syed Tahir Shabaz directed Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) to constitute committees of allottees in all government sectors to remove construction and maintenance issues and their complaints.
The federal ombudsman issued directives to Capital Development Authority (CDA), Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) & FGEHA for provision of hospital facilities in new sectors besides asking Chairman CDA to hand over possession of plots to their allottees in Park Enclave-I&II at the earliest.
During the meeting MD PHA Tariq Rasheed apprised that out of 588 flats in Kuri road project Islamabad as many as 272 have been handed over to its allottees whereas a total of 60 percent work has been completed in respect of 366 remaining apartments which he claimed would be handed over to the allottees during October this year. Rasheed further told that a total of 58 percent construction work has been completed saying as many as 3200 multi-story apartments in Sector I-12 and 1584 apartments in I-16/3 would be handed over to the allottees by March next year. Chairman CDA disclosed that the access road to PHA apartments has been given through the Park Enclave Project.
In his presentation, DG FGEPHA Waseem Hayat Bajwa informed that a total of 90 percent encroachments in Sector G-13 & 14 of Islamabad have been cleared whereas allotments of pending plots would be cleared during next eight months. However, the Federal Ombudsman asked DG PHA to clear all encroachments and allot pending plots within 6 months.
The DG further apprised that the mutation process of Green Enclave-I & II at Bara Kahu Islamabad has been completed and claimed that development work is on its fast track, adding that development work in Green Enclave-I would be completed by April, 2023. He also informed that as many as 6000 more plots have been created in Green Enclave-II Sector Islamabad saying its layout and engineering plan have been approved, whereas, a total of 36000 government employees have been registered as yet.
On the occasion, Chairman CDA, Amir Ali Ahmed informed the Federal Ombudsman that issues of NOC and other approvals have been settled by removing most of the irritants in government housing sectors. He said that possession of plots in Park Enclave-I&II schemes would be handed over at the earliest. He further informed that a major project for provision of water to Islamabad from Ghazi Brotha is underway. He also stated that under the direction of Federal Ombudsman, maintenance work in F-9 and other Parks of Islamabad is in process.
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