The Islamabad High Court on Monday suspended the allotment of plots to judges, bureaucrats, and authorities workers within the capital’s F-14 and 15 sectors by lottery.
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani was listening to petition filed by property homeowners in villages Thalla Syedan and Jhangi Syedan in opposition to the acquisition of their land.
The chief justice stated individuals from whom the land had been acquired wouldn’t be affected by the keep order as they’d already been allotted alternate plots.
The property director, legislation director and deputy commissioner of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) appeared within the court docket through the listening to.
The deputy commissioner knowledgeable the court docket that the federal cupboard had shaped a committee to look into the matter and current its report back to the cupboard.
Upon this, Justice Minallah noticed that the court docket had requested the federal authorities to clarify its coverage on the matter. “How did you jump over the people expecting [to be allotted plots] and give them to others?” he questioned.
The court docket is speaking about 31,000 to 32,000 members of the federal authorities who have been awaiting plots, he added.
The deputy commissioner answered that plots have been additionally allotted to the judiciary, journalists, legal professionals and other people from different organisations based mostly on quota system.
“What is the fault of labourers? Why are they not given plots?” the chief justice questioned.
Justice Minallah inquired concerning the variety of members who had not been allotted plots in Islamabad’s F-14 and 15 sectors.
“There must be a waiting list. What was the policy? You have also allotted plots to judges who were sacked because of corruption. Is it the policy to encourage corruption?” he requested.
He noticed that the federal authorities has to make a coverage on how state land could be distributed, including that it must resolve the issue by the report submitted to it by the committee.
The deputy commissioner knowledgeable the court docket that the federal government was able to compensate the affected individuals however they weren’t cooperating.
Justice Minallah remarked that the federal government’s coverage ought to be to allot plots solely to those that didn’t have houses of their very own and forestall them from promoting afterwards.
You additionally allotted plots to convicted and fired judges.”
The FGEHA counsel contended that the judges should have been employed after they stuffed out the applying for the allotment of plots.
He knowledgeable the court docket that no one had been issued a closing allotment letter but, which might solely be issued after approval from the related division.
The IHC issued a discover to the legal professional basic, directing him to look within the subsequent hearning on Oct 14.