Soan Garden residents seek action against housing society

Civilian Employees Cooperative Housing Society termed dubious and opaque


APP January 13, 2018
DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD.

ISLAMABAD: Residents of Civilian Employees Cooperative Housing Society Soan Gardens have asked Islamabad chief commissioner to initiate action against administration of the society over allegations of corruption.

The Circle Registrar Cooperative Societies Department, Islamabad Capital Administration has already suspended the management of the society and has appointed an administrator to run its affairs however despite being suspended; the management is still using its influences over the society.

The residents including Muhammad Mansha Sahi, Subhanuddin, Mansha Yaad, Muzaffar Hussain, Raja Zahoor, Ghulam Rabbani and others said the decision of the defunct administration to hold the 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was illegal.

Citing reasons about illegality of the meeting, they said the meeting could not be held as any detail of plots and allottees, income and expenditure and budget statement was not provided.

The members of the society were also not told about the agenda of the meeting and the motives behind the AGM is to convert illegal actions into legal with the approval of the residents and the meeting details of the layout and plots of society, they added.

They said as the defunct management committee was stopped from working so neither it could use the society office nor run its affairs. The illegal committee was still working in the office despite of the orders of the registrar.

They demanded of the registrar to remove the illegal committee members from the society office and ensure that affairs of the cooperative housing society were run according to rules.

The residents urged the registrar to provide a list of plots which were illegally created and billions of rupees were minted by selling the plots in violation of by laws of Capital Development Authority (CDA).The residents told that Phase-II of Soan Gardens was in District Attock but it had no link with the Soan Gardens in Islamabad.

They said the illegal society administration was hoodwinking the people by selling land without availability of plots and approach roads.

The residents said the society management was defrauding the ordinary people and looting them, adding the Chief Commissioner should take strict action against the illegal activities of the society management.  

Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2018.

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