LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has formed a fact-finding committee to launch an investigation into reports regarding duplicate files and forged documents of various plots in Johar Town allegedly prepared by the officials concerned.
According to the sources, these DG LDA has given 60 days time period to complete the investigation and submit the report.
Reports say that the committee secretary had warned 8 record keepers for attempting to hold the relevant record of duplicate files.
According to a notification issued by LDA, the committee members include:
- Farqleet Meer, the LDA’s additional director general
- Abdul Basit Qamar, the director of information technology
- Humaira Sharif, the director of record management
- Muhammad Tayyab Khan, the deputy director of administration-III
- Muhammad Jahangir Iqbal, the deputy director of housing-V
- Muhammad Zahid Sadiq (assistant director, revenue)
The committee will investigate anomalous file numbers including:
- JT-NB-II-5701 (file bearing plot No 306-A, Block-J/1)
The committee’s mandate also includes checking to see if all instances of the creation of duplicate files, starting from the inception date of the application related to property file No. JT-306-A/J-1, or May 5, 2018, through January 31, 2023, have been handled by the in-effect SOPs.
Additionally, it will look into whether or not incidents of plot exchange that occurred between May 5, 2018, and January 31, 2023, were handled by the applicable SOPs.
Besides, the committee is also tasked to go over the list of missing files for Johar Town that were released in 2009 and examine any files on that list that have since been processed or rebuilt.
Furthermore, the committee has decided to compare and contrast the inventory record and the scanned data with the record of duplicate files that are accessible in the parent directorate.
The DG stated in the notification that the committee shall positively complete the fact-finding inquiry within 60 days and furnish a report along with specific recommendations, including fixing responsibility upon the delinquent officer(s) or official(s) so that disciplinary proceedings can be initiated against them under the Employees Efficiency, Discipline, and Accountability Act of 2006.