Govt flats, houses in shambles


Several government flats and houses in the federal capital were in poor conditions, which posed a serious threat to the lives of the people residing therein.

As the CDA was reluctant to renovate the flats, their condition had deteriorated with each passing day.

Residents appealed to the concerned authorities repeatedly for renovation of the flats, but to no avail.

These flats and houses were generally located in the old sectors of Islamabad such as in sectors F/6, G/6, G/7, G/9 and G/11. A large number of government employees resided in these flats, while some had rented these out.

“We are living under a great threat as our flats could cave in at any time,” said Tahir Mehmood a resident of F-6. He said these flats needed proper renovation every year.

A resident of G-6, Qasim Raza, while talking to APP said besides the poor condition of the buildings, inhabitants of these flats were also deprived of proper water supply.

“We only receive water in trickles, and the shortage of water has become routine,” he said.

Many citizens were of the view that the CDA ought to allocate a proper budget for the renovation of these flats, and to address their problems, including the issue of scarcity of water, on a priority basis.

When contacted, a CDA official, said that lack of funds had halted the  civic body from initiating any extra project and renovation work.

“The authority is now reluctant to do any work at any such project which cannot be completed,” he added.