Senate panel asks commissioner to mediate land issue between SCBA, locals.

ISLAMABAD -- A parliamentary panel on Monday proposed that Islamabad's chief commissioner play the role of mediator between the local community and representatives of the Housing Society of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and other stakeholders to resolve the land issue.

Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works, which met here with Senator Haji Hidayatullah Khan in the chair, discussed the dispute.

The committee directed to hold meetings between the community and the chief commissioner and play the role of a mediator to make a way forward to address the matter through consensus and sought a report on the issue in its next meeting, said an official handout issued by Senate Secretariat after the said meeting.

Housing Authority DG Tariq Rashid informed the committee that rate of land has also been revised and increased in Tamma and Mohrian villages. The secretary argued that the land which was sold by the people five to ten years ago has become expensive today and negotiations were being made to settle the matter in consultation with the stakeholders. The development work will start after reaching a consensus over the matter, he added.

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The Senate panel was also informed that a Land Supervisor Committee headed by then-sitting Justice Maqbool Baqir was formed which, after holding meetings with the stakeholders, decided a rate of 3,400,000 per kanal (Rs1,725,000 award amount and Rs1,675,000 against easement for possession) for Moza Mohrian, including 15pc necessary acquisition charges.

The committee was further told that Federal Government Employees Housing Authority's (FGEHA) Executive Board had also endorsed proposed rate of the said Land Supervisory Committee in its 22nd meeting dated 03-08-2022 which will be applicable to the entire 'Moza Mohrian'.

It was also informed that as of now statement for almost 800 Kanal land have been recorded in FGEHA and payment thereof to the respective...

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