IGP told to vacate one of two govt houses.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ruled that a civil servant cannot retain more than one official accommodation and directed the inspector general of police (IGP) Islamabad either to keep the designated house in F-7 or one allotted to him in G-8.

IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani had reserved order on a petition filed by a section officer of the interior ministry against 'out-of-turn' allotment of a government house to IGP Nasir Akbar Khan.

Justice Kayani also sought a report from the Ministry of Housing and Works on the number of civil servants retaining two official residences in the federal capital.

The court directed the secretary housing to submit the report in three months.

During the hearing, Justice Kayani directed the IGP to hand over possession of one of the two houses to the ministry.

Section officer Waqas Ali Khan in the petition contended that he was residing in a...

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