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March, 27 2015

Contractors to sue Air Force

The Lahore High Court. - File Photo

LAHORE: Two contractors aiming for a contract in the Air Force Officer Housing Scheme (AFOHS) have gone to the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Air Force for non-issuing of tenders to them, a press release said.

Justice Aisha A. Malik of LHC on Tuesday September 25, 2012 ordered the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Chief of Air Staff and others to reply to the petitions of the owners of M/S Al Bashir Enterprises and M/S Z&B Constructions by October 16th 2012.

In their joint petition, the father and son owners of two companies, Zaheer Ahmed Meer and Ali Zaheer Meer have challenged the non-issuance of tenders of AFOHS for construction of houses at PAF Gulberg III Lahore.

Counsel Mian Khalid Habib Elahi, Advocate Supreme Court said that his clients have 37 years experience and have completed more than 125 houses during the last 7 years in Falcon Complex.

According to the press release, the respondents are determined to oust the petitioners from the competition of tendering process due to favouritism and nepotism.

The lawyer for the petitioners also said that the non-issuance of tender to his clients is without lawful authority as well as against PPRA Rules.

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