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F-14 to be allocated for govt employees

February 02, 2011

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Sector F-14 is most likely to be allocated for a housing scheme for federal government employees after the Capital Development Authority (CDA) failed to hand over F-12 to the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF).

A summary for allotment of the sector to the FGEHF has been moved by the Ministry of Housing and Works which will be considered after launch of other upcoming schemes of the foundation. This was stated by the ministry during the question hour in Senate on Tuesday.

Sector F-12 was allocated to the FGEHF in July 2005 by then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. The CDA could not hand over the sector due to thousands of encroachments there and demand of Rs40 billion for its vacation.

Sources said meetings were held to resolve the issue and the option of public-private partnership was also considered with the responsibility of getting the land vacated on the private party but it could also not materialise.

Ultimately, the matter was discussed at a meeting at the Cabinet Division and it was decided that the Ministry of Housing and Works and FGEHGF in consultation with the CDA will chalk out a plan for shifting of the scheme to other zones like zone 4 and zone 5.

The Senate was informed that development process in F-12 could not be considered and, therefore, no allotment to the federal government employees has been made.

The house was informed that the FGEHF intended to construct 15-storey apartments with three basements in G-13 in near future after fulfilling the formalities. At present, it is awaiting revised floor area ratio from the CDA.

The FGEHF is also waiting a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the CDA for a housing scheme in Bhara Kahu (zone VI).

Minister for Culture Pir Aftab Shah Jilani informed the house that no Indian film had been shown in Pakistan during the period of the present government. He, however, said 89 films having Indian cast and produced in other countries had been screened in Pakistani cinemas after certification by the Central Board of Film Censors during the period.Explaining the terms and conditions for allowing screening of such films, he said the importer was required to submit an affidavit to the effect that he was the copyright holder of the film and that the film in question had been produced in a country other than India.

He said Rs3.1 million were generated through the screening of such films. He claimed that Pakistani films were also screened in India during the period.