Anti-corruption, cooperation dept ignore Ombudsman’s directives

Karachi: The Chairman, Enquiries &Anti-Corruption Sindh and Secretary Cooperation Department Sindh are not following the directives of Provincial Ombudsman (Mohtasib) regarding irregularities in Quetta Town Housing Society, Sector 18-A Scheme-33 Karachi.

Inner sources told PPI that the Sindh Ombudsman had directed authorities concerned through wide Letter 85/52 dated 25th January 2016 to audit of account of the society and take legal action against the staff involved in corruption and irregularities and against those who prepare duplicate files of plots, and sell the plots meant for parks.

Earlier, responding to an application, the Ombudsman written letters to the chairman, Enquiries &Anti-Corruption Sindh and Secretary Cooperation Department Sindh asking them to take action against the staff’s members who demand unjustified charges from the plot holders of the society.

Despite the directives given by the Ombudsman, no action has been taken even after the period of two months, say residents of the society.

A resident of the society stated in the application written to the Ombudsman that they are being blackmailed by the Administrator of the society who often demands illegally from them. He requested that the Administrator had received Rs 40,000 from each plot owner for gas connection but so far gas facilities have not been provided to them.

“The administration is demanding Rs 126 per yards from each plot for PMT purpose which estimated Rs 20,000 to Rs 150,000 per plot. We cannot pay such huge amount,” they stated.

The applicant stated that the administration is also involved in preparing duplicate files of plots. Not only that they had already sold out the amenity plots meant for parks.