2163 government houses in Islamabad/Rawalpindi to be repaired

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government is all set to undertake repair and maintenance work of 2163 houses in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as it has allocated an amount of Rs 2.2 million.

“Out of the total, an amount Rs 1.500 million has been allocated for Civil Division and Rs. 0.700 million for E/M Division,” sources in the Ministry of Housing and Works told the state-run news agency.

They said that out of total allocations, Rs 0.808 million has been released so far, for 1st and 2nd quarter, which has since been expended by Civil Division and E/M Division for attending complaints of different categories houses/flats.

“No separate funds are allocated for Houses of Category I and II Sector G-10/3, Islamabad, adding that the funds have been allocated division wise and not Sector wise,” they added.

The sources said that Central Civil Division-VIII, Pak PWD, Islamabad and Central E/M Division-II, Pak PWD, Islamabad are maintaining the houses of categories I and II Sector G-10/3 including other houses of different categories.

They said the sectors where maintenance work has carried out by the department including G-9/2, G 10/2, G-10/3, G-11/4, NCRD, Income Tax Colony and T.B Center.

To a question, they said the employees of Constitutional Bodies are not eligible to get accommodation under Accommodation Allocation Rules, 2002. However, they said that a summary for amendment in the Accommodation Allocation Rules has been submitted to the prime minister, wherein, amendment regarding eligibility of employees of constitutional bodies has also been included.

Accordingly, the case of allotment of government accommodation to the employees of Constitutional Bodies will be decided in accordance with the decision on the summary.

They said the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) utilizing the interest gained form the amount deposited by the members of various housing schemes launched by the authority.

Being a nonprofit organization, the foundation uses its surplus revenues for further to achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization’s share holders as profit, they added.

The foundation is not exempted to tax and pays income tax on profit every year. An amount of Rs 615,589,102 of interest earned from the amount deposited by members in all projects during last four years.