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Graft in DHA Islamabad’s multi-billion projects alleged–>The Daily Mail

Source : http://dailymailnews.com/1010/25/FrontPage/index1.php

From Abdul Jabbar Khan

Karachi – As the chief of Public Accounts Committee and leader of opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is reported to have taken a serious view on the question of allotments of plots in DHA Islamabad, the Transparency International has alleged the Public Procurement Rule’ violation and prayed the Supreme Court for an action, highly placed sources confided to The Daily Mail.
The investigations show that although the case is old yet it requires to be dispensed with soon. However, the DHA authorities have not shown seriousness to remove anomalies, arresting the trend of corruption and stopping forthwith irregularities in the land allocation, appropriation and allotment.
The Transparency International referred to its various letters on alleged violation by DHA Islamabad and finally the complain was made on 5th July 2010 by overseas buyers at the overseas sector of DHA. A reminder was also sent on 14th October by Transparency International Pakistan.
This state of affairs has earned a bad name to the country and its government and allied subordinate organisations. The Transparency and Public Accounts Committee took serious notices of the situation where DHA had failed to clarify the allegations in payment and allotment of plots to the overseas buyers.
It is alleged that DHA has violated the requirement of PPRA Ordinance 2002 and Public Procurement Rules 2004 and DHA Islamabad Ordinance 2005 and 2007 which awarded contracts to M/s Bahria Town and M/s Habib Rafiq Limited worth billions of rupees comprising thousands of acres to M/s Bahria Town and Habib Rafiq Limited 2009 for “DHA Valley and DHA Valley Overseas Block” and contract of HRL on 18th May, 2006 for the development of Phase-I Extension and earth an breaking ceremony was carried out on 6th June. The total area under consideration for development is 1500 acres in Phase-I extension.
The DHA also awarded contracts against rules to M/s J.I.N. Associates Marketing Agency and contract of M/s Meinhardt Pakistan Pvt Limited 2006, for providing consultancy services on development of Phase II DHA did not clarify alleged violations for the reasons known best to the DHA officials.
The TI Pakistan is of the view that DHA Islamabad is blatantly violating the laws which are applicable to DHA Islamabad.
These two laws are very clear: Relevant sources said that DHA Islamabad was established under the Federal Law DHA Islamabad Ordinance 2005 and also controlled by the Ministry of Defence. PPRA Letter to Ministry of Defence, dated 15 June 2009 also confirmed this position which is applicable on DHA Islamabad.
One more violation of law, reported by the complainant, is that though even DHA Islamabad has not been authorised to collect municipal charges, taxes, which is only allowed to the local government of the Cantonment Board, under the laws of Pakistan but DHA has allowed these charges, as maintenance charges to be paid to M/s Bahria Town and M/s Habib Rafique Limited for 25 years.
The sources said, if the investigations were carried out by a credible agency with no political interest thereof, it would certainly lead to massive financial irregularities, nepotism and favoritism at the cost of the national exchequer.

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  1. October 27, 2010 at 8:54 am | #1

    DHA and bahria town are clear examples of states running in a state with their own laws and totally different than other development authorities of Pakistan.In DHA1 which status is artificially created by tagging the name of Islamabad is actually near skirts of Morgah and GT road but complexed class of Pakistan has placed it in Islamabad.These isolated colonies are never come in jurisdiction of any police station.however after serious accidents and robberies and presence of a school in DHA made some reasons that forced Supreme court to allow traffic police inside this vicinity.Its role is just superficially and hardly any body seen its influence on its residents.This area has residence of general kiayni, asad durrani, zahid hamid, akram and many more.Kiyani brother a retired brigadier has strong contribution in its construction deals with habib rafique and other groups.
    The theme for developing such isolated colonies is clearly a different and protected set up for elites who are actually law makers and custodians of law in Pakistan.
    Interesting thing to note is there is strong participation of suspicious Americans in DHA and bahria town.They have isolated houses in outskirts of towns with extraordinary living standard.DHA phase 2 a huge hospital is being financed and controlled by Americans and many more plans regarding educational institutes are under way under Americans.A replica of statue of liberty has been placed between area of DHA and Bahria town.So one can say there are different agendas working there under serving generals of Pak army
    So million rupees question is wwho would dare to bell the foxes?
    one can judge their selfish attitude of this ruling class through this observation.
    http://naziaiftikhar.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/a-paraonic-scene-of-juma-prayers-in-dha-mosque/

    • October 31, 2010 at 3:06 pm | #2

      thanks for comments; this is abdul jabbar khan author of story after investigatingg and corruption in the organisation.

      editor karachi (The Daily Mail.. Islamabad/Lahore/Karachi)

  2. October 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm | #3

    well again i need to say this can not continue for long, this is unnatural. either this will end or everything will collapse. foreign forces help this structure as it suits their goals of ruling lesser beings and nations with corrupt proxy ruling elite.

  3. October 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm | #4

    Look every one on the top knows they are doing wrong things but it is unaccountable system that is making situation like that.Human minds no matter it is edcuated or not need check and balance and we seriously lack in it.
    You are just delivering wrong theory without pointing the root cause and specific persons and groups who are responsible of all this mess of corruption

  4. united4justice
    October 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm | #5

    root cause and specific persons are not something out of this world. they are part of the system and this system is nothing new. they are the product of it. the thing is simple either you ve rule of law or rule of mafias/governments/so called institutions.

    however when we say foreign forces help this structure , it doesnt mean they create it or they are the real founders, they are the clients of this system and the masters of the people who are running this system. its like a swamp situation, dangerous creatures dont create the swamp , they are the dwellers and users of it. but when we talk of getting rid of the swamp then we also need to cater with the beneficiaries as they will also be interested in protecting it.

  5. October 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm | #6

    Aliens are not interested in corruption but they act like boosters of corruption.They attracted the corrupt and weak officials of state to some kind of glamorous world and when they become addicted to this , they are used as per command of manipulators.
    that is why each year has brought more corruption index in our all financial institutes. All executives have new kinds of logic to justify their legalized corruption.All talked about national goals but in reality nothing like appear on ground level and only gives scene of birds of feather flock together.

    • united4justice
      November 3, 2010 at 10:12 am | #7

      the goals they tell or the cards they play like naitonal security, shaheed card, democracy card, poverty card etc are so old and bogus but still in use coz many of our people still support evil due to their own prejudices, greed and small interests. once we start opposing this instead of supporting this, change will come. the least is not to support the evil if one cannot oppose it openly.

  6. Nazia
    November 4, 2010 at 10:34 am | #8

    Look U4J we are receiving unjustified dead bodies of our young civilians and soldiers on daily basis as victims of war and terrorism.Tribal people are living under threat of drones and its unjustified attacks for last many years.So unjustified deaths of young men of families are even not melting the hearts of our evil leaders.Those who are becoming victims of this forced war would turn to be more evil character of this society that is already loosing its moral and ethical values more than prediction of our corrupt representatives So continuation of this kind of corruption even in this war like phenomena is indicator of extreme senseless behaviour of state managers.

  7. united4justice
    November 7, 2010 at 9:22 am | #9

    the thing is simple , no justice no peace and we are seeing this in our country.

  8. November 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm | #10

    The giving justice is 2nd thing actually people have no sense of realization to see and judge what is wrong and right as we pick wrong persons for right jobs and consider us our heroes.

  9. gul
    March 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm | #11

    DHA and Bahria Town are land grabbers

    • united4justice
      April 26, 2012 at 5:43 am | #12

      they are no better than other land mafias.

  10. shumaila
    March 22, 2012 at 6:07 am | #13

    DHA valley islamabad is a project launche don 18th august 2008 where surprisingly all applicants were successful in the ballot . after 11 insatllments excluding memebership fee DHA issued a letter to defer last installment . it has been a good 7 months and there is no update on the issue from DHA. Moreover it has come to attention that it is a joint venture of DHA and real estate tycoon Malik riaz which DHA did not disclose when launching the project . Sources say there are more than 50000 memebers in the project all awaiting fate. no questions are being answered and DHA is totally quiet on the matter . I would request everyone to spread this matter as much as tehy can and bring it to attention of what is goin on . we cannot expect such things from a huge name like DHA .

    • united4justice
      April 26, 2012 at 5:41 am | #14

      DHA is a huge name but a corrupt huge name.

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