CJP takes notice of public servants’ ‘huge’ residences


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday sought a report from all the provincial chief secretaries regarding the allocation of ‘huge’ residences to the public servants in the country.

Taking notice of the media reports, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar granted ten days’ time to all chief secretaries to submit a report regarding the matter.

CJP Nisar has taken notice in a response to the reports which pointed out that officers of various government departments are residing in huge government residences that are worth billions of rupees and located in posh areas of the cities.

The public servants appointed on high positions in different departments are living in big luxury government-owned residences and a lot of money is spent on these houses from the national kitty, the media reports had claimed.

It has also been revealed in the reports that a substantial amount of fund is allocated for the annual maintenance of such residences.