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Date Posted: 19:37:45 08/26/06 Sat
Author: khalid (new islamabad city need plot or house)
In reply to: JAVED 's message, "NEW ISLAMABAD CITY FOR RICH, NEW ISLAMABAD HOUSING SCHEME FOR POOR" on 07:23:39 01/23/05 Sun

>By Javed - 12 January 2004
>It is generally believed today’s world is for rich and
>not for poor. It is hundred percent true as far as in
>our beloved country is concerned. The news media
>which is treated as public watchdog in this regard
>including the one Lahore based claiming “where there
>is injustice its investigation team is thereEand the
>other having moto “Saying Kalima Haq Before Jabar
>Sultan is better than JihadEmostly have space for
>issues concerning elite and not poor. The example is
>New Islamabad City housing project of elite/rich which
>every newspaper of Pakistan of and on touches, even
>voices are heard in parliament. But in all these year
>at least I have not seen even a single each space
>given by any newspaper of Pakistan for the New
>Islamabad City of poor down trodent people. I am
>sure the rich editors even do not know about the
>project of the poor. During the last 3 years almost
>all newspapers on the subject have been addressed by
>some aggrieved but none had space because it is a
>matter of poor.
>3. In 1993 in major newspapers an advertisement
>appeared for allotment of Plots in New Islamabad City
>situated at Chakri Road Rawalpindi. This is not that
>project in which Asif Zardai’s name is alleged. It is
>a separate project consisting of small plots on chakri
>road floated by a company then having the office in
>an Islamabad residential bungalow and which company
>till now has twice changed its company name. The
>advertisement quoted clearance for the housing scheme
>from Rawalpindi Development Authority quoting
>clearance certificate No. RDA/DTP/24/83 dated
>19.06.1993. Feeling since Rawalpindi Development
>Authority has given the clearance the poor labour
>class people started applying. It was in 1993. People
>kept on depositing progressive installments. But when
>people go to site there is hardly any substantial
>Some aggrieved approached Rawalpindi Development
>Authority (RDA). First as is usual RDA remained
>silent. When matter was pursued through different
>levels including that of Punjab Ombudsman for the
>first time RDA came out with a reply of no sense that
>it warned the public in 1992 that New Islamabad City
> was not approved by RDA. But RDA did not answer the
>question it warned the people in 1992 and later in
>2000 whereas the advertiser advertised and claimed in
>1993 RDA clearance of June 1993. Then why when
>advertisement appeared in 1993 RDA did not came out
>again informing the public that the reference quoted
>by advertiser was misleading. It issued warning in
>May 2000 seven years after the public had put their
>money in the scheme.
>Government organisations contradicts or clarify their
>positions immediately. RDA remained silent for seven
>long year? The matter went to Dy. Commissioner
>Rawalpindi through Punjab Ombudsman. In his report
>submitted to Punjab Ombudsman the DC stated that there
>is no board or any sign indicating Housing Scheme in
>the name of New Islamabad City and there is no
>development work at site. The concluding last one
>line paragraph of the report singed by DC reads “The
>owner as well as its housing scheme is, no doubt,
>fraudulent and fakeE
>The most shocking and which should be a serious
>concern of citizens of this country is that after
>observing and finding that scheme was a fraud neither
>the DC nor the protector of citizens right Punjab
>Ombudsman desired to take or advise any further action
>to check (I) why RDA remained 7 years sleeping when
>its name was misleadingly used (ii) what should the
>State namely DC, local government, Tehsil Council,
>police, board of revenue now do to protect the money
>of the public while correct name address of the owner
>of the land who advertised the scheme is mentioned in
>the DC’s Report. The DC and Punjab Ombudsman have
>only distributed the copies of Report without any such
>specific instruction directive or a decision.
>Perhaps because this is a New Islamabad City where
>depositors are from lower class and since the other
>New Islamabad City scheme which has directly or
>indirectly some concern with CDA and National Housing
>Authority etc belongs to rich upper class hence its
>voice is so often heard both in press, parliament and
>from government circles. It may be worth mentioning
>that Overseas Pakistanis Foundation repeatedly
>addressed this to NAB and two overseas Pakistani
>complainants themselves repeatedly addressed NAB but
>not a single response ever received.

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