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Monday Sep 13 2021
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IHC suspends plots' lucky draw scheme for judges, bureaucrats, and govt employees

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Islamabad High Court. — Geo.tv/File
Islamabad High Court. — Geo.tv/File

  • Justice Athar Minallah says federal govt should have a policy that only homeless people will get a plot.
  • The High Court issues notice to the Attorney General for assistance on October 14.
  • A special division bench hear various petitions against allotment of plots.


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the results of the lucky draw of plots' allotment for government employees, judges, and bureaucrats in sectors F-14 and F-15.

A special division bench, comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, heard various petitions against the allotment of plots.

The Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation told the court that the federal cabinet has formed a committee on the matter which would submit a report to the cabinet.

The foundation said that plots are being allotted to journalists, lawyers, and employees of autonomous bodies under the quota system.

The chief justice questioned: "Why aren't labourers given a plot?"

He added that the federal government should have a policy that only homeless people will get a plot who cannot sell the property later.

Justice Minallah said that 31 to 32 thousand people are waiting for the plots. He stated that there should have been a waiting list, as plots have been allotted to convicted and dismissed judges.

The High Court suspended the allotment of plots to government employees, judges and bureaucrats in sectors F14 and 15 through a lucky draw and issued notice to the Attorney General for assistance on October 14.