ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has paid an outstanding amount of Rs 109.78 million to the Ministry of Housing and Works that was payable by the Bureau in form of rent and renovation of Chamba House, Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works was informed the other day.Chamba House remained under the occupation of NAB for many years since the establishment of the Bureau in Musharraf regime. Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash, chairman of the committee, while presiding over its meeting at the Parliament House on Tuesday, said it was a great achievement and major breakthrough of the Senate body to recover Rs 109.78 million for rent and renovation purposes of Chamba House from NAB. “The credit goes to the committee which took serious note of the occupation of Chamba House by NAB and was not only successful in vacating the valuable property from Bureau but also recovered the rent and renovation charges.”Senator Bangash also took serious note of the irregularities in Estate Office (EO), Islamabad and involvement of various officials in corruption. He pointed out that Mr. Ayub Khan, an official of the EO was involved in taking illegal gratification and bribes from government employees and directed the Secretary Housing that an enquiry should be held against the official and he should be suspended on account of complaints against him. Secretary Housing agreed to take action. He also directed that the IGP, Islamabad to provide sufficient police personnel to the Estate Office to strengthen its hands to oust the illegal occupants and vacate illegally occupied government houses. Chairman of the Committee directed the E. to immediately constitute a penal of lawyers for it to defend the cases effectively. He desired to seek views from Secretary Law in the next meeting to sort out the issue of panel of lawyers. Regarding the issue of illegally occupied flats at Aabpara, the Chairman said the Secretary Housing and Works and Chairman CDA might look into the case and work out a concrete solution to address the issue. Regarding the Chamba House, Mr Bangash pointed out that it was an earning property of historical significance.