ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani has said that ministry is committed to ensuring transparency for issuance of allotment letters of government residences in accordance wit general waiting list (GWL) and provision of the rules would be followed strictly.

The minister said that no allotment would be made in any case against orders of the superior courts, adding that the process was a clear move towards ensuring fair and transparent allotment process. He said that in future all allotments would be made on specific serial numbers and special measures to be taken to ensure originality of the document. The computerisation system is under process to ensure centralised allotment mechanism to avoid duplications, vague and bogus allotments in future, he added.

In this regard the ministry of housing and works suspended four key officials in Estate office and directed to suspend the said officials immediately upon alleged financial corruption, issuance of illegal allotment letters, illegal possession and ejections, misuse of powers and lax attitude in discharge of their professional responsibilities.

Secretary Housing and Works Younis Ali Dagha said that zero tolerance would be given to the elements involved in corrupt practices in future.

Meanwhile, Capital Development Authority (CDA) allotted a total of 43 agro plots in last ten years and 13 of them were allotted through auction.

According to CDA officials, there are nine schemes for the allotment of agro plots and 1,102 of total plots have been planned under these schemes and 527 of them have been allotted. From 2004 to current year, 43 agro plots have been allotted under different schemes.