Only three accommodations allotted on hardship basis during last 4 years

Islamabad:The Ministry of Housing and Works has allotted only three government accommodations on hardship basis during the last four years due to shortage of official housing units in the federal capital.

“Currently, as many as 40 applications for allotment of government accommodations on hardship basis are pending with the Estate Office,” an official in the Ministry told reporter.

He said that no meeting had yet been convened to consider hardship cases, adding that it would be held as soon as modalities to deal with hardship cases were finalized.

The official said at present no criteria existed for allotment of government accommodation to the government employees on hardship basis.

“The hardship cases need properly guidelines to ensure fair- play,” he added.

To a question, he said that four housing schemes of Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) were in different phases of completion.

The Housing Scheme at Bara Kahu Phase-VI Islamabad, Life Style Residency Apartments, Housing Scheme Phase VII, and Sectors F-14/F-15 Housing Scheme Phase VIII at Thallian Interchange near Motorway were in progress and the foundation would try its best to complete the schemes within a stipulated time period.