NA committee for legal action against encroachers in sectors G-13, 14

Mian Arshad

Islamabad—Standing Committee on Housing and Works, Monday, directed Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation to immediately initiate legal action against the illegal constructions and non-conforming use of residential property in Sectors G-13 and G-14.
The Committee also directed to submit progress on action against illegal encroachments and constructions on monthly basis to the Committee. The Standing Committee met under the chairmanship of Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, MNA in Parliament House, this afternoon.
The Committee while discussing the implementation status/progress on the recommendations of the Committee regarding encroachments in the Sectors under M/o Housing and Works and Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) specially Sectors G-13 and G-14, observed that Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation should strengthen its enforcement mechanism and initiate timely action against illegal encroachments and constructions otherwise delayed action could encourage proliferation of such illegal activities.
The Director General (FGEHF) apprised the Committee that FIR has been lodged against Khateeb of a mosque constructed illegally in green belt along with Kashmir Highway in Sector G-13/1 and Notices have been issued to the commercial users of residential property besides action has been initiated against illegally constructed Khokhas, Hotels and other encroachments.
He further informed that Enforcement Directorate has been established in the Housing Foundation to check illegal constructions, encroachments and non-conforming use of property in various sectors of Housing Foundation.
Apprising the Committee about the progress on Bhara Kaho Housing Scheme, the Director General, FGEHS, informed that land acquisition process was discontinued after the ban on land acquisition of Ministry of Interior however, to facilitate the members of the Bhara Kaho Scheme, M/o Housing and Works had invited expression of interest and called tenders for provision of land adjacent to the land already in possession of FGEHF and the update in that regard will be submitted to the Committee when finalized.
The Committee while discussing the implementation status on the recommendations of its Sub-Committee on Projects of Pakistan Housing Foundation in Balochistan, directed to take Government of Balochistan on board and move a summary to the Government for arranging the funds to re-initiate work on Housing Projects for low income groups.

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