FGEHF fails to provide support to contractors

HURDLE IN SECTOR G-14 DEVELOPMENT

The Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) and Islamabad administration have not been able to provide support to contractors of the Sector G-14 to continue development work in the stalled sector.

The sources said that the affected people of the sector have been creating hurdles in consistent development work in Sectors G-14/2 and G-14/3 since start mobilisation of machinery by National Constructions who were awarded contract of the civil work. “We have been facing suspension of work due to interference by the affectees but now there has been no development activity for the last one week,” the sources said.

It is worth-mentioning here that the housing foundation and Islamabad administration had cleared around 2,000 kanals of land where the development work was started but it never come to full momentum.

FGEHF Director General Talaat Mian, when contacted, however claimed that the work at site of two sub-sectors remained suspended due to involvement of affected people but it was resumed about three days back. “But the activity was again stopped due to heavy rains,” he said.
He said the foundation has also written to the Pak-PWD to constitute teams so that survey of houses could be started in Sector G-14/1 where, he said, the affected people were now partially agreed to permit survey teams to check built-up property.

The sources said that the foundation and the Islamabad administration due to some unknown reasons have also not been able to stop further construction of houses in the sector by the dwellers. “It is due to connivance of some officials that the construction activity is yet to stop,” the sources.

However, the DG housing foundation did not comment on this issue.It may be pointed out here that a judicial commission constituted on directives of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court has also submitted its report to the court.

It has been learnt that the commission reduced the list of affected people of built-up property by 100 to 150 from existing list of 700 as prepared by the housing foundation. The commission, however, had recommended increase in rate of compensation to the affected people equal to that approved for affectees of Sector G-15.

Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-158403-FGEHF-fails-to-provide-support-to-contractors