The authority responsible for building housing schemes for federal government employees has asked the original residents of rural area of Jangi Syedan and Chelo demarcated as Sector G-14 to give details of their homes and shops coming in way of bulldozers.
Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) has directed the owners of built-up properties (BUPs) in sectors G-14/1 and 2 to declare ownership by January 31. A notice has been issued by FGEHA on Tuesday in which the property owners in Sector G-14/1 and 2 in Jhangi Syedan and Chelo have been directed to declare ownerships by the deadline.
FGEHA Director Land Dr Sataish Said said in the circular that the residents of these areas had been warned multiple times before to prove the ownership of the properties before the demolition starts.
All the property owners have been directed to visit the office or contact officials until January 31 to register the name of the owner and his national identity card (NIC) numbers for the process of awarding of lands. Otherwise, all unnamed properties would be awarded to the people whose names appear in the record of the revenue department, it said.
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The authority warned that the landowners would themselves be responsible for damages if they did not comply with the order.
Last day, FGEHA DG Wasim Hayat Bajwa along with director land, director security, director planning, director finance, director staff and other officers concerned visited G-14-2 and 3.He took a briefing from the members of the residential committee regarding the ongoing project and anti-encroachment drive in the areas. The project director informed FGEHA officials regarding the annihilation of BUPs, eviction of land and infrastructure development works in both sub-sectors.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2021.
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