IHC has declared revised allotment policy unconstitutional: Senate body told

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Ijaz Kakakhel

A legislative body of upper house of parliament on Wednesday was informed that Islamabad High Court declared the revised Allotment Policy unconstitutional and illegal and a Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal (CPLA) has been filed in the Supreme Court and the decision is awaited. This was informed during the Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works, which held today in parliament house while Senator Haji Hidayatullah was on chair. The committee was informed that due deliberation was made on the allotment and Quota Policy of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) by legal team of (FGEHA)/Ministry of Housing and Works before sending the case to Cabinet.

A detailed discussion on the phase-wise briefing on the construction /completion of Kashmir Avenue apartments, sector G-13, Islamabad took place. The committee was informed that the Kashmir Avenue Apartment Project, subsequent to resolution of the price hike issue be completed in the next 30 months after recommencement of works at full scale. It was also informed that the present on ground overall progress of the project is 16 percent . The committee sought a copy of the secular advance brief and designer details in the next meeting

Detailed briefing on the ongoing and upcoming projects, progress, delays and issues initiated by the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) under the Ministry of Housing and Works also took place. The matter is deferred for further deliberation in the next meeting.

Briefing on the mechanism procedure adopted for appointment in Grade 17 and above along with CVs was by the Ministry was also taken up. The committee sought details on the remaining CV’s to counter check the requirement process of the Ministry which were not duly submitted as previously directed.