PIMS Colony doctors not paying for own accommodation

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Despite enjoying perks and privileges, doctors at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) colony did not pay a single penny of their accommodation for the last many years.

According to the documents available with Pakistan Today, a number of doctors, who were allotted houses at PIMS colony Islamabad, did not pay penny during the last several years, despite the fact that as per the set rule they were bound to pay a meager amount of Rs. 3995 per month as house rent.

They were directed to deposit the outstanding amount in National Bank of Pakistan/State Bank of Pakistan under head of account No, CO-2701-Works Building Rent or send a cross cheque in favor of Joint Estate Officer (Accounts) estate office government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

Proceedings will be carried out against the doctors under Rule AAR 2002 if no action has been taken by the concerned authority within seven days, the papers read.

According to the documents, the House No 2/5-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Muhammad Tariq; however during scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 511,365 has been found outstanding against him for the period from March 11, 2006 to November 30, 2016.

The papers read that the House No 1/5-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Aminullah Khan Sherazi. During scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 489,737 has been found outstanding against him for the period from September 13, 2006 to November 30, 2016.

“The house No 3/4-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Faisal Khan. During scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 202,414 has been found outstanding against him for the period from September 11, 2012 to November 30, 2016,” the documents reveal.

Similarly, house No 2/8-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Farrukh Kamal, however during scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 273,465 has been found outstanding against him for the period from March 18, 2011 to November 30, 2016.

The house No 3/3-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Zafar Iqbal Malik, but during scrutiny of record of rent recovery, an amount of Rs. 483,395 has been found outstanding against him for the period from November 22, 2006 to November 30, 2016.

According to the documents, the house No 2/4-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Mutahir Shah, however during scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 272,047 has been found outstanding against him for the period from March 29, 2011 to November 30, 2016.

The House No 1/3-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Nasreen Butt. During scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 117,853 has been found outstanding against him for the period from September 16, 2014 to November 30, 2016, the papers added.

The documents reveal that the house No 1/8-E, G-8/3, PIMS Colony, Islamabad was allocated to Dr. Muhammad Ali; but during scrutiny of record of rent recovery an amount of Rs. 123,377 has been found outstanding against him for the period from April 18, 2014 to November 30, 2016.

Aamir Ali Khan, Joint Estate Officer in his letter directed that the doctors should deposit the said amount in National Bank of Pakistan/State Bank of Pakistan under head of account No, CO-2701-Works Building Rent or send a cross cheque in favor of Joint Estate Officer (Accounts) estate office government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

He warned that if no action is taken against them within seven days, the proceedings will be carried out under Rule AAR 2002. However, he said that if they have already paid the above amount, the evidence of same may send to his office.

When Pakistan Today contacted PIMS Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Akram, he showed his ignorance pertaining to the issue; however he said that the house rent automatically cut from their salaries.

However, he said that in case the rent did not deduct from salaries they received a copy and later they had to deposit the amount.

The VC said that the matter is not direct related to him; however they doctors are bound to pay the amount.