Govt admits DHA land scam in Punjab Assembly debate

Govt admits DHA land scam in Punjab Assembly debate
Govt admits DHA land scam in Punjab Assembly debate

LAHORE: A land scam worth billions of rupees in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore is admitted by the provincial government in the Punjab Assembly and the speaker announced to refer the case to Anti-Corruption Department for thorough inquiry and legal action.

The Punjab government has admitted this scam after the issue was highlighted by a treasury-bench legislator Sheikh Allauddin through an adjournment motion a week ago.In reply to this motion on Thursday, the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah admitted government’s irregularities in the matter.

He said apparently it was confirmed by the concerned authorities of the department in their reply to Assembly that some irregularities had been done in the transfer of 350 kanal piece of land owned by the Evacuee Trust Property Board. He said he was not able to read this answer as it was lengthy so the mover (Allauddin) should read it personally and provided the written answer to him.

Sanaullah also recommended the House that because of irregularities which have been apparently disclosed, an inquiry should be held through the Revenue Department.Meanwhile, the mover stressed the government to constitute a special committee of the House to probe the matter properly.Allaudin also said it was not only a simple case but a fraud of billions of rupees belonging to national exchequer so proper inquiry should be held. The law minister also accepted the stance of the mover who also belongs to the treasury benches. – DailyTimes