ISLAMABAD, Jan 6 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 06th Jan, 2017 ) : National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing and Works Friday directed Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) to ensure water availability and access to the Thalian Joint Venture Partner Housing Project from the Motorway before its formal launch. The committee was met under Chairmanship of MNA Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari. The meeting was attended by MNAs Rajab Ali Khan Baloch, Rana Zahid Hussain Khan, Nasir Iqbal Bosal, Tahira Aurangzeb, Khalida Mansoor, Nighat Parveen Mir, Abdul Sattar Bachani, Imran Zafar Leghari, Sajid Nawaz Khan, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Secretary Ministry of Housing and Works, Director General FGEHF andother officers of the concerned departments.
The committee also decided to invite Joint Venture Partner of the project, officials from National Highway Authority and F.G.E. Housing Foundation for a comprehensive briefing on the issue. The director general (FGEHF) apprised the committee that feasibility of water availability was carried out by Geo-physics Department of Quaid-i-Azam University which had confirmed ample amount of water was available for the project. He further apprised about the foundation's plan for construction of a mini dam for water storage and installation of tube wells that would supply water to the housing project.
He informed that development work would not be initiated until observations of the committee were addressed. The committee directed the Housing Foundation to increase quota for widows of deceased Federal Government employees from 1% to 3% keeping in view their hardship. The committee also directed to expedite land acquisition and process of verification of the data of potential members of Housing Scheme in sector F-14 and F-15. The committee was apprised that lists/data (quota and category wise) of membership drive phase-II had been uploaded on the website of the FGEHF and consent letters have been issued to members in categories 1-3.