On July 2, 2012, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly released names of retired and serving judges of the Supreme Court who have been allotted more than one residential plots in Islamabad.
Allotment of more than one residential plot to government servants and judges in Islamabad was allowed by former PM Shaukat Aziz. And PPP government went ahead with the policy of making multiple allotments of residential plots to bureaucrats and judges of the Supreme Court.
Under the policy, a civil servant of the federal government promoted to BS-22, will automatically be given a residential plot of one kanal in Islamabad, even if he already owns one in the city. The same policy was followed for judges of the Supreme Court. Only God knows as to what these guys have done to get plots from the government to begin with and then two plots. Each plot in Islamabad costs nothing less than three crore rupees.
PAC has said that it would review the policy under which this favour was extended only to a selected lot.
The PAC released names of 15 Supreme Court judges, including three serving judges, who own two plots each in Islamabad.
The list includes names of former chief justice of the Supreme Court Abdul Hameed Dogar and senior judge Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Gilani, Justice Nasirul Mulk. The latter three are currently the sitting judges of the SC who own two plots each in sectors D and G of the capital.
Retired Supreme Court judges include Justices
- Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday,
- Javed Iqbal,
- Mansoor Ahmad,
- Mohammad Nawaz Abbasi,
- Faqir Mohammad Khokhar,
- Mohammad Javaid Buttar,
- Syed Saeed Ashhad, Sardar
- Mohammad Raza Khan,
- Falak Sher,
- Syed Jamshed Ali and
- Syed Azhid Hussain.
Former judges Justices
- Raja Fayyaz Ahmed,
- Ghulam Rabbani,
- Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed,
- Mohammad Sair Ali and two serving judges
- Justices Anwar Zaheer Jamali and
- Khilji Arif Hussain have got one plot each given to them under special scheme meant for BS-22 officers.
The PAC directed the defence secretary to provide a similar list of military generals who got more than one residential plot, along with the policy paper followed in the armed forces to this effect.
The committee released a separate list of 204 BS-22 civil servants of the federal government, both serving and retired, who over the past many years have been allotted one kanal plots for having achieved the highest grade.Over 50 of them already had residential plots allotted to them under the regular federal government housing scheme for public servants.