DERA GHAZI KHAN

Three complainants alleged that the Allotment Committee of Indus Colony DG Khan chairman and the district administration had intentionally defied the order of the Ombudsman regarding maintenance, repairing and allotment of houses in Indus Colony.

Punjab Ombudsman Javed Mehmood had ordered the district administration to remove the grievances of complainants Shakila Khanum, Hayat and Jamila Nasreen but it did not take any action for the implementation of the orders and the prescribed time for implementation has expired.

On the other side, the three complainants are facing worse hardship after raising voice to get their rights against the administration.

According to one of the complaints submitted to the court, despite the lapse of 13 years, the administration did not allot a house to Jamila Nasreen, an officer of Education Department. Meanwhile, powerful and blue-eyed officials were allotted houses in the wake of malpractice and nepotism in Indus Colony by the administration, she said in her complaint.

Even a junior computer teacher has been allotted a house there due to nepotism within one week against the norms of fair play and justice on the support and wish of the assistant commissioner general DG Khan, she alleged. The complainants also blamed that 60 percent houses in the colony are in the illegal possession of grabbers who have support of the administration and politicians, causing deprivation of entitled employees.

The complainants also alleged that the district government officers were utilising funds of maintenance of the colony according to their will and only Rs3,500 were released for repair and maintenance for complainants’ house No B-02 five years ago.

“Additional rooms as well as garages have been illegal constructed by some officials. The wall on the western side of the colony was never constructed which gives way to security threats. Water tank of the colony was not cleaned for the last 10 years. Animals and birds take water from the same tank. Drinkable water is supplied only for two days a week. Condition of sanitation is deplorable. Flood affected roads of colony that were constructed in 1985, till now they have not been maintained,” they said.

When contacted, Khadim Hussain, husband of complainant Jamila Nasreen, said that he was a retired teacher and had no house in the city. He resides in a rented house while his wife is waiting allotment of a house in the colony for last 13 years. After 13 years, a house was allotted to her but its possession was never delivered as one powerful official was occupying the residential house, he said.

Shahid Masood, the husband of complainant Shakila Khanum, said that despite the order of court, the administration has not taken action for the implementation of the court order.

Assistant Commissioner General Abdul Jabar showed lack of knowledge about the decision of cases and orders of the court. To a question, he said that deduction of house rent of female computer teacher of education department is going on. However he assured that administration will take action on the receipt of court orders.

A court official has said that the offices of administration had been sent the official orders of court, adding that the statement of ACG Abdul Jabar for non receipt of orders is not true.