Delayed housing schemes: NA body unhappy with FGEHF working

NA Standing Committee asks housing ministry to submit report on 18th


Syed Naveed Jamal July 11, 2016
The housing foundation has failed to provide possession of plots to the allottees in G-14 even after the passage of 12 years of the launch of the residential sector in 2004. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:  

A parliamentary panel has expressed displeasure over the “poor performance” of the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) and delay in works on housing schemes being developed at Bhara Kahu on the outskirts of the federal capital and Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan, sources in the foundation told Daily Express on Sunday.

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works has also sought a report from the Ministry of Housing and Works and its affiliated departments about implementation of its recommendations on removal of encroachments from sectors G-13 and G-14.

The committee chairperson has taken notice of the complaints from the federal government employees and directed the ministry and its subsidiary organisations to submit a detailed report in the committee’s meeting on July 18, the sources added.

The committee will review the housing foundations performance and status of implementation of the recommendations of the committee.

The parliamentary body has sought report from the housing foundation about the inordinate delay in the development of Bhara Kahu Housing Scheme after the removal of Section 4 by the interior ministry.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary panel after expressing annoyance at slow pace of work on the housing scheme at Kuchlak Road in Quetta had set up a sub-committee, which visited the project and submitted its report to the committee.

The committee will also review the progress on the Kuchlak Housing Scheme.

The committee has also sought report from the housing foundation on encroachments in sectors G-13 and G-14 as well as on the problems being faced by residents of the two sectors including shortage of water and lack of sewerage system.

The housing foundation has failed to provide possession of plots to the allottees in G-14 even after the passage of 12 years of the launch of the residential sector in 2004.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2016.

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