The Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared on Thursday the federal government’s new coverage concerning the allotment of govt. plots to civil servants, judges, generals, and reporters withinside the federal capital unconstitutional.
The reserved choice turned into introduced with the aid of using IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.
The judgment study that, “The scheme supposed to be released in sectors F-12, G-12, F-14, and F-15, is in derogation of public hobby and violative of the constitutionally assured rights of the human beings at huge. Thus, they’re illegal, unconstitutional, void and without jurisdiction”.
The excessive courtroom docket’s choice said that the scheme released with the aid of using the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) withinside the aforementioned sectors are country property, and cannot be owned with the aid of using judges, bureaucrats, and holders of public office.
The choice furthered that individuals who serve the public, cannot formulate coverage for private gain, in opposition to public interests.
“A scheme released with the aid of using the FGEHA, pursuant to a coverage framed with the aid of using the Federal Government, will face up to Constitutional scrutiny if it advantages the human beings at huge in preference to reaping benefits and enriching some effective classes,” the ruling said.
The courtroom docket ordered the FGEHA to now no longer make any schemes in violation of the Constitution.
It, in addition, directed the secretary of housing to position the problem earlier than the cupboard inside weeks. The choice stipulates that the cupboard and the high minister are to formulate rules for the advantage of the overall public and in the public hobby.
Earlier, the IHC had barred judges and bureaucrats from obtaining plots thru fortunate draws. It had additionally suspended allotment of plots to judges of district courts except barring the government from evicting locals from their ancestral lands.
“There should be a ready list. What turned into the coverage? You have additionally allocated plots to judges who have been sacked due to corruption. Is it the coverage to inspire corruption?” he requested from the FGEHA officials.
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Justice Minallah had remarked that the government’s coverage must be to allot plots handiest to individuals who did now no longer have houses in their very own and save you them from promoting them afterward.