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NA Standing Committee on Housing & Works meet
Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

Islamabad, the 2nd January, 2020:   The National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works recommends to pass “The Federal Government Employees Housing Authority Bill, 2019” in its meeting held today under the Chairmanship of Engr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, MNA.
 
During the meeting, the Committee was informed that the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) is mandated to arrange affordable residential accommodation to the employees of the Federal Government and other specified groups on the basis of no profit no loss. Its jurisdiction extends to whole of Pakistan. The Foundation is not a regulatory body and it has to go through lengthy process of seeking permissions and NOCs from different authorities for launching its projects. The maintenance of existing schemes is not possible until the Foundation is given the status of an Authority.The Ministry also requested the Committee to pass the said Bill. The Committee therefore recommended that the National Assembly may pass “The Federal Government Employees Housing Authority Bill, 2019”.
 
Regarding “The Recovery of Mortgage-backed Security Bill, 2019”, the Committee was informed by the Ministry that since “The Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority” was running its business under the direct command of the Honourable Prime Minister, thus, the said Bill should be considered by the Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat. The Committee decided to refer the said Bill to the Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat for its consideration and report to the National Assembly.
 
Regarding the release of funds to the province of Sindh by the Government under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program, the D.G (Pak-PWD) informed that the Steering Committee, headed by Mr. Pervaiz Khattak, Hon. Minister for Defence, approved release of Rs.34 billion in respect of 488 proposed development schemes of the Hon. MNAs under the said SDGs Program. The Committee directed the department to ensure execution of development schemes of all the Hon. MNAs belonging to the province of Sindh irrespective of their party affiliation.
 
Regarding the review of amendment in rule 15(2)(b) of the Accommodation Allocation Rule, 2002, concerning exclusion of the married son of a Government Servant, the Committee was informed by the Ministry that the case in question has been referred to Law and Justice Division for vetting.
 
Besides the Hon. Minister for Housing & Works, the meetingwas attended by Mr. Anwar Taj, Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak,Mr. Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, Syed IftikharUl Hassan,and Syed Agha Rafiullah, MNA/Members. The senior officers of Ministry of Housing and Works, Federal Government Employees Housing Authority,Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation, Pak-PWD, Estate Office,Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Law & Justice were also present in the meeting.