Vice-Chairman Islamabad Hamza Shafqat said in front of the Senate Standing Committee on Monday that the government was unable to regain ownership of 28,000 acres of land that had been illegally and unfavorably occupied. 28,000 acres of land was owned/acquired, but the government was unable to own it for a variety of reasons. Parliamentarians are working on the development of this land with funding from the SDGs, said Islamabad at a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Housing Construction, chaired by Senator Haji Hidayatullah Khan. The Commission discussed development work issues and the provision of facilities for illegal prisoners in Sector G14 / 1 Islamabad.
On this, Islamabad DC Hamza Shafqat responded that neighborhood MNAs had been wearing out improvement paintings with the budget of SDGs withinside the specific sector. “We have again and again requested the neighborhood MNAs now no longer to perform paintings there, however, they are saying that it’s miles vital to offer street get right of entry to to the locals for the ambulance service,” he instructed the committee. These improvement works had been being performed via way of means of the neighborhood authorities department, the Islamabad deputy commissioner said.
The Secretary of Housing has informed the congregation that 33,000 employees are currently on the waiting list for housing. He said more than 2,800 illegal residents’ homes have been evacuated in the last three years. These homes have been assigned to the general waiting list homes. An official at the National Construction Company told the Commission that it had completed 250 projects so far. He said the NCL is currently working on seven projects worth over Rs 1.82 billion. The official said that the NCL was currently facing a deficit of Rs40 million.