ISLAMABAD - Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday demanded the report regarding plots which have been allotted to judges, army officials, politicians, bureaucrats, and journalist since 1997 from Ministry of Housing and Works. The PAC meeting chaired by its Chairman Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan demanded a detailed report from the Ministry about such plots. Speaking on the same issue, Ch Nisar told the Committee that these proposals would also be sent to provinces shortly. The PAC also sough details from provinces about the agricultural land which is being used for residential purposes. Terming it as an achievement on the part of the Committee, it was informed that PAC had recovered Rs 20 billion during the last one year in different misappropriation, embezzlement and wrongdoing cases. Reviewing the audit report of Ministry of Housing and Works, the PAC asked the Ministry to recover 703 government houses which were under the usage of retired officials. The Committee further directed to submit the report regarding the discretionary allotment of plots within one month. Come what may, not more than one house should be allotted to government official, the PAC discussed. It was informed that there were 27,000 houses only for0 0.4 million government officials throughout the country. Ch Nisar also asked National Assembly Speaker to remove Deputy Speaker Tariq Khakwani who was found involved in embezzlement. The Committee was also informed that National Accountability Bureau has recovered Rs 225 billions in the national treasury during the last ten years. NAB acting chairman Javed Qazi told the PAC that 158 cases had been reopened so far following the Supreme Courts decision against NRO. The NAB officials further said that over 1668 references were filed during the last ten years and out of which the Supreme Court restored 158 after declaration of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) as void. It was also briefed that NAB received around 4000 complaints out of which inquiry was being held into 968.