ISLAMABAD  – The development of Sector G-14/3 will start soon as the Housing Ministry has finalised a list of affected persons for payment of the award.

According to a ministry’s spokesman, a list of 788 built-up-properties (BUPs) covering an area of 1,815,485 square feet has been prepared. All the BUPs scrutinised by the scrutiny committees involve payment of Rs 1095.914 million payable to the affected persons.

However, the spokesman said a covered area measuring 1,705.567 square foot of illegal sheds and structures was excluded by the scrutiny committees. Earlier, the ministry had formed a committee to scrutinize old and genuine built-up properties in Sector G-14/3.

The scrutiny committee was directed to finalise the list of genuine affected persons of Thalla Syedan village after due diligence. The list was forwarded to the Monitoring Committee for review and finalisation that followed the finalisation of the list for announcement of award of Sector G-14/3.

The list has been forwarded to the land acquisition collector for announcement of award. The Minister for Housing and Works has directed to ensure effective implementation of the award and timely completion of development work by all quarters concerned.  He said Pakistan Rangers were being deployed in Sector G-14 for implementation of the award. The Housing Foundation has already short-listed the development companies for award of contract to execute the project.    

“Thus, the development work will take off simultaneously,” the spokesman said.

The development of the said sector has been pending for several years but no serious notice was ever taken.

He said following directives of Housing Minister, Faisal Saleh Hayat, it is hoped that the long-awaited award will be implemented in accordance with the best interest of the public.