ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Moulana Abdul Wasay, has ordered an inquiry into more than 100 illegal entries in the built-up property award of sector G-14.
As per the details, the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) had promised plots as compensation to land affectees instead of the illegal entries, but FGEHA cited them as being “against the policy.”
The Minister for Housing and Works has directed that inquiry proceedings be initiated against responsible officials within the next 15 days.
Furthermore, the Minister has also ordered an inquiry committee to investigate fraudulent payments in FGEHA and irregularities in the Built-Up Property.
The Built-Up Property (BUP) award means the assessment of houses present on a certain piece of land at the time of its acquisition, against which the acquiring authority pays compensation and rehabilitation benefits as per its policy.
In this case, those who have houses in the area were promised to be given plots in G-15 as rehabilitation benefits.
However, FGEHA did not have the authority to acquire the land at that time, and the ICT administration issued a BUP award in 2014, which had the names of 406 families with multiple numbers of BUP in front of over 100 families’ serial numbers.
After getting approval from the competent authority, the provisional allotment letters were issued by the housing foundation in 2017 as per the said BUP award.
Most of the local landowners who got provisional allotment letters from the authority also sold their plots to third parties.
However, when the allottees approached the FGEHA for the allotment letters, the authority declined to issue them to families having multiple entries in the BUP award, declaring it against the rules.