FGEHA’s 5 projects in capital mired in litigations, red-tape

Federal Government Employees Housing Authority says work on most projects underway


APP May 14, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) has started only five housing schemes in the federal capital during the past decade, but all of them have been mired in red-tape, litigation and other issues.

These schemes include Green Enclave-I, Green Enclave-II in Bhara Kahu, Thallian Housing Scheme, Park Road Housing Scheme and housing projects in sectors F-14 and F-15.

However, people have yet to get physical possession of plots in these schemes which remain under development.

The authority received around Rs23.235 billion from eligible members who had expressed their consent to get residential plots in multiple residential schemes in the federal capital, said an official document.

The FGEHA issued consent letters to its members for the housing schemes including Green Enclave-I, Green Enclave-II, Thallian Scheme, housing schemes in Sectors F-14 and F-15 and Park Road Housing Scheme.

The authority received a further Rs1.075 billion from members of GE-I, Rs6.016 billion from GE-II, over Rs11.88 billion from people who had booked plots in sectors F-14 and F-15, at least Rs2.46 from members of the Thallian Housing scheme and Rs1.8 billion from plots booked in the Park Road Housing Scheme.

According to FGEHA, development work has already started on the Green Enclave-I Housing Scheme, and plots are expected to be handed over to allottees after the development work is complete.

Regarding Green Enclave-II, the authority said that the joint venture partner could not provide land which resulted in the termination of the contract. Later, a joint venture agreement on land sharing basis was concluded with another land provider and developer, adjacent to the scheme in October 2019.

The authority said the layout plan is in the final stages and initial allotments are expected to be made in 30-45 days. Development work will start in 60 days and they will be ready for possession in a year.  

Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2020.

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