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Plot allotment to judges, govt officers unconstitutional: IHC


Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday declared plot allotment to judges, bureaucrats and government employees unconstitutional.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah will pronounce the verdict.
The court ruled that scheme of allotting plots in F-12, G-12, F-14 and F-15 is unconstitutional, illegal and against public interest as state land is not for elites but is for public.
The ruling said judges, bureaucrats, and public office holders cannot pursue a policy of self-interest against the public interest, adding that the job of the jurists and bureaucrats is to serve people.
IHC that Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) cannot design a scheme against the constitution.
The court directed housing secretary to put its verdict before the federal cabinet within two weeks. The court expressed hope that the cabinet and prime minister would devise a policy for four sectors keeping in view the public interest.

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