Senate committee to inspect FGEHF Bara Kahu project

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Islamabad—Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works on Monday constituted its sub-committee to look into the affairs of Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation’s (FGEHF) Bara Kahu project.
The committee meeting chaired by Senator Maulana Tanveer Ul Haq Thanvi also directed the FGEHF to provide all relevant documents to the committee members for consideration and looking into all aspects of the project. The committee will be headed by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak while its members included Senator Sajjad Hussain Turi and Senator Chaudhry Tanvir Khan. The committee was also given task to examine the transparency and professionalism in the said project.
Earlier, the committee received detailed briefing from FGEHF officials about the consent letters recently issued in respect of Green Enclave-II, Phase-IV, Bara Kahu, Islamabad to the government employees who registered themselves with FGEHF in 2009 for allotment of plots.
The committee members were also clarified regarding the cancellation of the said land acquired under section IV of the relevant act by the Ministry of Interior. Senior officials of FGEHF including DG FGEHF informed the committee that 3,200 kanal land was purchased for phase-I and letters have been issued to the members while in phase-II 36,000 applications were received.
He said that disputes with the developer have been settled with the involvement of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the developer firm will manage 700 plots.
He added according to the decision the developer was bound to complete the work and till that time the foundation will not pay its full amount. They said that the approval of Capital Development Authority was required to clear lay out plan of Bara Kahu project.
Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani said that the foundation has been working with a missionary zeal and due to dedication of the officers and staff and those associated with the function of the Foundation to provide shelter to government employees. Senator Ch Tanveer Khan was of view point that the foundation was charging heavy amount from its members in the name of Bara Kahu project. He added the foundation should charge according to the market price rate.
He questioned how the foundation has issued 36,000 letters in its Bara Kahu Phase-II and that how the foundation would manage land for them.—APP

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