People live in govt-owned houses without qualifying for use, says CJP


LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday remarked that people “eligible” to reside in government houses were kept waiting while “ineligible” people continued to enjoy perks.

Hearing a case in Supreme Court Lahore Registry, the CJP questioned about using of government-owned houses by the “ineligible persons”. To this, Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed apprised the court that 62 persons had obtained stay orders from civil courts.

Justice Nisar said persons ineligible to reside in government houses continued to live in them because they enjoyed stay orders from courts and some even rented out the government-owned properties.

The chief secretary was ordered by the CJP to submit a list of people that were still using government houses.