LAHORE The NAB did not pay Rs80m as rent to the Pakistan government for using Chamba House as its office for more than a decade, sources in the Federal government revealed on Monday. Interestingly, NAB officials not only failed to pay the rent, but they also used the historical building in a poor way. The NAB officials also made partitions of the premises and also used it as a lock-up. An Pak PWD officer, seeking aonmymity, said that there was security problem in the NAB office. When someone visited the office for the repair work, they had to go through security checks. That was the reason the premises could not be looked after properly. He said that now the Pakistan government was all set to use Chamba House for lodging purposes and Rs100 millions have been approved for the renovation of the same after it has been vacated by the NAB. Sources claimed that PC-I has been prepared in this regard and a report in this regard has been sent to accounts office for the issuance of amount. Sources claimed that credit goes to The Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works the office bearers of which got vacated Chamba House from the National Accountability Bureau which had been occupying the federal lodges for the past 11 years. Chairman of the committee Abdul Nabi Bangash, committee members including Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Mr Zafar Ali Shah besides Housing Secretary Raja Abbas and Director General Pakistan PWD Shahdin Sheikh took special interest for the vacation of the said offices. Important political and other peoples were detained in Chamba House when Pervez Musharraf took over on October 12, 1999 and formed NAB. It is learnt that the housing ministry had served a Rs100 million notice on NAB which, it said, was a rent of Chamba House for 11 years. In the past it was used as federal lodges and important personalities including present Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, secreatraies and others used to stay here against nominal payment. Chamaba House is situated in G.O.R. (Government Officers Residential Estate), a well planned enclave where well-designed bungalows with projecting porches were built for the use of civil servants belonging to the elite I.C.S. (Indian Civil Service), later the C.S.P. (the Civil Service of Pakistan). It is an area that was developed during the early 20th century to provide civil servants an exclusive and charming environment. Although the bungalows are small and rendered in simplified classical style, they are placed in generous lots. The mature trees have added to the calm and leafy atmosphere of the estate.