ISLAMABAD: Former housing minister Faisal Saleh Hayat continues to use 12 of the 18 government vehicles which were in his personal use when he was a minister, reported Express News on Tuesday.
According to sources, Hayat had returned six cars which were being used by his staff, but is still using the rest.
The Housing and Works Ministry has sent a notice to the former minister to return the cars, but to no effect.
Last month, the accountability body of the Parliament had constituted a committee in typical bureaucratic form to review the policy regarding monetisation of benefits given to officials for maintaining government cars.
Hayat lost his ministry when former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was disqualified from his post and the cabinet was dissolved earlier this year. He refused to be a part of the new cabinet when Raja Pervaiz Ashraf took oath as the new prime minister.
He refused to take any ministry as he had been a major critic of the rental power plants (RPPs), a case in which Ashraf was one of the major accused.
Hayat had requested the Supreme Court to probe corruption in RPPs, implicating Ashraf. He also alleged on television that a major chunk of kickbacks in RPPs went to President Asif Ali Zardari.
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