Generous bonanza : One plot, two plot

Published: November 24, 2010
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Top bureaucracy, higher judiciary the only two 
influential cadres to get two plots

Top bureaucracy, higher judiciary the only two influential cadres to get two plots

ISLAMABAD: Top bureaucrats have emerged as the main beneficiaries of plot allotments since the days of General Musharraf. Dozens of lucky bureaucrats even managed to get two plots of 500 square yards (sq yds) each in the pricey sectors of Islamabad – quite in the same way as 14 Supreme Court (SC) judges.

The latter category of beneficiaries received their plots in the up-market I-8, G-13 and G-14 sectors of the federal capital after framing a questionable policy tailor-made to suit them as well as their powerful collaborators in the judiciary.

According to documents available with The Express Tribune, a total of about 7,000 plots were allotted, in category one to four, to officers and officials of different grades and categories since 2002 in two sectors of Islamabad.

As many as 800 top bureaucrats, including federal secretaries and ambassadors (BPS-20 to 22), got a one kanal (600 sq yds) plot each in the G-13 and G-14 sectors of Islamabad, out of the 7,000 plots allotted since Musharraf came to power.

Former Supreme Court chief justice Irshad Hassan Khan, who had endorsed Musharraf’s coup of October 12, 1999, is among the beneficiaries. Justice Hassan was given a plot after he retired from the apex court and was made Election Commissioner of Pakistan. His secretary Kunwar Dilshad also received a one kanal plot.

Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan Muhammad Yaqoob also got a one kanal plot from General Musharraf in 2002 in Islamabad.

The list of plot allotments reveals that the top bureaucracy (BPS-22) and the higher judiciary are the only two influential classes to get two plots in Islamabad in the name of “official policy”, crafted and endorsed by the beneficiaries themselves. The rest have to give an affidavit in writing that they did not have any plot in Islamabad before applying.

The Express Tribune has already published two lists of 100 judges allotted plots in Islamabad since 1996.

A total of 172 journalists were also allotted plots in keeping with government policy in G-13 and G-14. The policy stipulated that only those journalists who did not have a house in Islamabad nor had a plot allotted to them in the past could apply.

Of the 650 journalists who applied in 2004 for G-14, only 172 could get plots after due process.

Meanwhile, as a list of 172 journalists is lying before the PAC, a new one of 35 journalists has surfaced. These journalists were also given plots in G-8 Markaz in 1996 during Benazir Bhutto’s second term.

Some of the prominent journalists allotted plots for construction of flats in G-8 Markaz were Ayaz Amir, Hamid Mir, Aroosa Alam, Ehtashamul Haq, Nusrat Javed, Ishaq Chaudhary, and Nasir Malick. Mir, Haq and Alam have already sold their flats at a premium, after paying approximately Rs800,000 to the government.

Many journalists had then applied for a second plot in G-13 and G-14. Some succeeded in getting them despite receiving a plot from the Bhutto government in 1996 as well.

For a complete list of beneficiaries from the bureaucracy and to read earlier stories on the allotment issue, click here.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2010.

The following is the list of top BPS-20 to 22 officers who were given category one plots in Islamabad:

Khaild Rafique, AGP Ijaz Nasir, judge Lahore High Court
Muhammad Amin, military engineering service Raja Abdullah Khan, ministry of law and justice
Nasiruddin Ahmed, secretary finance Mohammad Afzal Khan, special judge LHC
Pervaiz Saleem, joint secretary interior Arif Khan, secretary law, justice and parliamentary affairs
Nasir Chugtai, Pakistan Atomic Energy Zafar Afaq Ansari, National Institute of Psychology
Khalid Latif, Punjab government Nisar Alam Mirza, Dr A Q Laboratories
Afzal Amir Shah, Customs Zahur Cheema, Wapda
Ghulam Kibria, director PAEC Mohammad Siddique, SBP
Abdullah Yousuf, secretary petroleum ministry Sheikh Mohammad Anwar, Sui Northern Gas Pipeline
Zaheer Ali Shah, ministry of industries Aftab Ahmed Khan, CAA
Ghiasuddin Mohammad Yaqub, Governor SBP
Wafaqi Mohtasib Iftikharudin, UBL
Syed Shabir Ahmed, Intelligence Bureau Naimat Ali Javed, PAEC
Mohammad Amin, FIA Mian Mohammad Ajmal, Peshawar High Court judge
Sohail Hamayun, SGDA Punjab Ch Muhhtaq Ahmed Khan, judge LHC
Inamul Haq, secretary women development Mohammad Munawar Khan, FPSC
Mohammad Zaman Khan, secretary education Ahmed Goher, ministry of science and technology
Ghulam Nabi Khan, textile commissioner Manzoor Ali Arif, NIH
Abdul Majid Khan, ministry of foreign affairs Nazar Abbas, foreign office
Abdul Qadeer Siddiqi, Pakistan Railways Mohammad Iqbal Khan, FBR
Mukhtarul Mulk, DIG Mohammad Ikram Khan, ex-vice president PTCL
Mohamamd Farman, KRL Kahuta Tasadduq Hussain Awan, SBP
Hamayun Shah, Project Margalla Malik Mohammad Afzal, secretary PTC
Shahid Zafar, Evacuee Trust Property Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, Railways
Istaqbal Mehdi, ministry of production Tahir Mahmood, CBR
Bashir Hussain Qureshi, CLA on deputation to HBFC Syed Mohsin Asad, CBR
Abdul Aziz, ministry of local government G M Javed Jan, zakat & usher
Wazir Ahmed Qureshi, AGP Pervez Tahir, planning division
Altaf Hussain Agral, defence production M Ishaq Malla, Corporate Law Authority
Muneer Aftab Sheikh, DG audit Taskeen Muzaffar, income tax
Raja Sikandar Khan, income tax Syed Aqeel Zafrul Islam, CBR
Mohammad Asif Zaman Ansari, finance division Asif Ali Shah, Frontier Constabulary
Mansoor Ali Sheikh, AGPR Arshad Jamil Khokar, planning division
M Munir, Secretariat Training Institute Shahid Malik, foreign office
Saadat Saeed, Planning Division Firdaus Alam, zakat and usher
Aneesuddin Ahmed, high commissioner foreign office Rashed Khan, National Defence College
Javed Hafeez, ambassador Javed Iqbal, Balochistan High Court judge
Mohammad Abdul Jabbar, environment ministry Shujjauddin Siddiqi, DG leather industry
Imtiaz Anjum, ambassador Samiul Khiliji, ministry of housing and works
Husain Ahmed, zakat and ushr division Fakhar Zaman
Ziauddin, military accounts Sher Afzal Khan
Badshah Gul, DG AGPR Nasim Qureshi, commerce ministry
Salim Iqbal, PM Inspection Commission Amin Ajmal, income tax
Saira Karim, human rights Syed Kamal Shah, secretary interior
Abdul Raza Khan, finance and zakat & usher Mian Shakirullah Jan, Peshawar High Court judge
S M Younis Jafri,  FBS Shahzado Sheikh, member finance PARC
Mohammad Wali Khan, CBR Tahir Anwar Pasha, director FIA
Azam Rathore, secretary Pakistan Post Office Hamayun Farshori, secretary
Shaukat Ali Bhatti, CBR Shakil Durrani, secretary
Mohammad Rafique, Railways Masood Ahmed Pasha, consultant surgeon  Federal Govt Services
Mahboob Elahi, DG environment Salauhuddin, AGP
Mazhar Ali Shah, AGP Talib Hussain Sial, women development
Toheed Ahmed, DG foreign office Shaukat Ali Babar, income tax
Salauddin Solamin, planning division Sibte Yaha Naqvi, DG foreign office
Mian Zaheer Ahmed, director FIA Qadir ul Jalil, income tax
Hashim Leghari, secretary SGDA Mohammad Rafiq, AGP
Rashed Ahmed Razvi, SHC judge Jahangir Mahmood, DG Wapda
M Aslam, Jinnah Postgraduate Sheikh Naseerul Haq, DG audit
Sajjad Bhatti, ANF Mohammad Yaqooob,  DIG
M Iqbal Hussain, establishment division Ziaul Islam, S&GAD
Mohammad Akram, economic affairs division Syed Faisal Saud, zakat & usher
Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi, chief secretary NWFP Khalid Saeed, federal secretary information technology
G M Sikandar, secretary housing and works Zafeer Abbasi, ministry of interior
Hafiz Mohammad Ziauddin, cabinet division Raja Abbas
Shahid Sheikh, PWD Yasmin Rana
M Asghar Chaudhary, CBR Minfal
Muzamil Ghafoor, health division Talat Rashid Miyan, DG FGE Housing Foundation
Syed Turab Haidre Zaidi, housing and works Nadeem Shafique Malik, housing and works
Zubaid Waheed, income tax Imtaiz Saeed Arbab, cabinet secretariat
Sheikh Abdul Manan, Federal Shariat Court Khalid Paul Khawaja, LHC judge
Justice Irshad Hassan Khan, election commissioner M Javed Ilyas, Dy AGP
Muzaffar Mahmood Qureshi, secretary women development Farrukh Mirza, director DESTO
Akhtar Hussain Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmed
Sheikh Abdul Razak Malik Abdul Rehman
Abdul Majeed Aulakh Zafar Pasha Chaudhary
Mohammad Sadiq Faiz Mohammad Khan
Mohammad Shafiq Abdul Majeed Baloch
Syed Zahur Hassnain Bokhari Syed Tasaduq Rehman
Akbar Ali Momin Hamid Majid
Abdul Latif Khan Anwar Hasasn Khan Yousufzai
Syed Mehr Badshah Mansoor Ahmed
Nasurul Aziz Younis Khan, AGP
Pervez Younis Paul, finance Avia Mazhar Hussain
Munir Aslam Nazir Gul
Abdul Rauf Khan Saeed Rehman, DG archeology
Ziauddin Leghari, DIG Farrukh Lateef
Mahboob Alam Masud Ahmed
Tanveer Ahmed Chaudhary, immigration and passports Mustafq Qureshi, director finance
Aslam Chaudhary Khan Haroon Rasikh
Badarul Ishaq Khan Shakara Reza Alley
Sher Mohammad Khan Mohamamd Iqbal Ahmed
Habibullah, Mohammad Afzal Iftikar Ahmed Raja
Bhadur Khan, vice-president NBP Mohammad Akram
Agha Mohammad Kasi Wazir Akbar
Umar Din Anissudin Siddiqi
Bashir Chaudhary Umar Hayat Khan
Gulan Khan Jahanzeb Khan
Ch Mohammad Nasib Ch Asghar Hussain
Syed Shaukat Ali Zaidi Ch Riaz Ahmed Bhatti
Muhshtaq Hussain Mohammad Latif
Shakeel Ahmed Hafeezudin Asif
Hasan Abid Rizvi Salahuddin
Mohammad Kamil, PTV Azmat Malik
Nasir Arif Syed Raza Rehman, information ministry
Abrar Hussain Javid Hussain
Shahzad Akbar Khan Mohammad Yousuf
M Sardar Khawaja Syed Shafqat Kakakehl
Gulzar Bhatti, PIA Javed Qureshi, Wapda
Chiragh Din Khokar, Wapda Khalid Mahmood Chohan, controller PBC
Masood Sultan, PCSIR Afzal Mattu
Naseem Hukat Naseer Ahmed
Kazi Abdul Shakoor Farooq Malik
Iftikharudin Mohammad Shafique
Sohail Ittehad Hussain, ambassador M Sharif
Shaukat Omar, ambassador Salik Nazir Ahmed
Safdar Mahmood, secretary establishment Ghayur Ayub
Mumtaz Hussain Shah Jawaid, ambassador Durray Shahwar Kureshi
Khurram Azad Khan Alam Zeb, DG NIPA
Syed Ali Sarwari Naqvi, foreign office Mir Abdul Khaliq
Jawaid Mohsin Malik Owais Qureshi
Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sakina Jafery
Haroon Rashid, audit Akthar Shabir
M Rasheed Zafar Nazar Abbas, DIG
Seerat Aly Shaikh Khalid Mahmood, DG foreign office
Atlaf Ahmed Khan Sh Habibur Rehman
Maqsoodur Rehman Sheikh Saadatullah Khan, Additional IG
Shahid Jamal Riaz Ahmed Bhatti
Abdull Khan Kanwar Dilashad, secretary election commission
Qurban Jan Abdul Rauf Khan
Shafqat Ezdi Shah, Additional IG Police Riaz Rehman
Saeed Ahmed Zaidi Asad Jahangir, AIG police
Pervez Akram, IB Zafar Ahmed, additional secretary
Amin Farooqi, Registrar Supreme Court Masood Ahmed
Kh Tariq Hafeez Butt
Mohammad Nasir Tariq Farooq
Mahrooo Hamayuon, DG food Ghulam Mustafa
Afzal Durrani Daud Khan
Munir Khan Mohammad Naseer Ahmed
Iqbal Hussain Sadat Zia Malik
Muzamal Khan Riaz Ahmed Syed
Sarfraz Hussain Khawaja Omarudin
Inayatullah Changezi, AGP Shamsuddin Solangi
Noordin Sheikh Sikandar Mohammad Zai
Riaz Hassan Khan Khalid Sadiq
Karamat Hussain Niazi Miaz Talib Hassan
Fazal Nabi Ibrahim Khan
Gulam Ahmed Zahida Saleem
Ali Raza Khan Ehtisam
S Iqbal Aga Kafeel Bakir
Nigat Parveen

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Reader Comments (7)

  • SK
    Nov 24, 2010 - 10:02AM

    Keep it up guys, there is still some juice left in this land of pure!!!!!Recommend

  • ahmed
    Nov 24, 2010 - 10:17AM

    Journalists get paid a lot more than a government servant and most importantly journalists are not even a part our government. Why are they even being given plots in the first place. I am an engineer in Pakistan, so where is my plot, If journalists get plots then everyone should get plots.
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    Bureaucrats are paid very low salaries, compared to journalist. Singapore pays its government employees salaries ranging from 1-2 million USD per year which is why Singapore is No. 1 in being the least corrupt country in the world. Since our government has no money, hence plots are the only compensation that the government could offer to its employees.
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    A plot in G-14 would take almost 20 years to get development approval. The government servant wouldn’t even be able to fund his kids education with that plot at its current price.
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    Bring the salaries in line with the private sector and you automatically reduce corruption. Otherwise stop crying over plots that really aren’t worth anything yet. My father got a plot in Islamabad in E-12 in 1990s. My father passed away, I am well in my 30s and even still there hasn’t been any development initiated. That plot is the only saving that my father had after years of government service (honest government service that is). Recommend

  • Malik Rana
    Nov 24, 2010 - 10:37AM

    Keep Enjoying! Recommend

  • Alina Lodhi
    Nov 24, 2010 - 11:46AM

    Journalists get plots, too. Though they are not part of the government service, yet they do. And mostly that goes under-reported.Recommend

  • Muhammad wajid
    Nov 24, 2010 - 12:05PM

    Those who had paid according to current market rates will wait 10 to 15 years for schemes to be developed enough to think for house and fate of that scheme and the beneficiaries of plots will enjoy developed schemes at nominal prices because their services can benefit the rulers as and when required.Recommend

  • Nov 24, 2010 - 3:48PM

    The problems is that publishing these names are only seen as a badge of honour rather than shame. For many, they take these plots as trophies, a sign of their influence in the circles of power. Recommend

  • shy
    Nov 25, 2010 - 6:09PM

    Greedy people.Recommend

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