PAC directs ministry, CDA to stop allotments under PM package

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Nadeem Afzal Chan on Thursday directed Ministry of Housing secretary and CDA chairman to stop allotment and transfer of plots under the PM Incentive Package till the final decision on the fate of the policy.

This has sent a wave of concern among senior bureaucracy.Besides issuing stay order on allotment and transfer on the plots to grade-22 bureaucrats, the PAC chairman also sought the list of all the journalists who also got plots from the federal government. These directive of the PAC were issued after its meeting here in which the audit paras relating to Ministry of Railways during the years 2004-05 and 2006-07 were considered.

“We hope to finalise our proposals by next week and it would be referred to the government. We want to end the plot culture from the country. There is no land available in the country and it seems that for carrying out the plot policy, the land could be taken from neighbouring countries on lease,” he said in a sarcastic tone.

Nadeem Afzal Chan said he had received complaints that there are many journalists who did not have a single plot whereas there were others who owned even five plots. “Present the list of journalists in the PAC in its next meeting,” he directed.