Tag: Dha

Punjab govt strikes a ‘clandestine deal’ with DHA

LAHORE - The face-off between Defense Housing Authority (DHA) and Punjab government on the jurisdiction issue is likely to end as Punjab government is heading to hush up the brawl on the directions of PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif.
Sources privy to developments said that Punjab government and DHA had locked horns when the latter declared various lands in its controlled areas, through a notification published in the 2011 gazette of Pakistan and in return Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif termed

DHA Residents Association officials take oaths

LAHORE - Newly-elected president of the Defence Housing Society (DHA) Residents Association Rohail Akram on Sunday expressed his will to improve relations with other authorities. Akram made these remarks after the oath-taking ceremony of DHA Residents Association. He said that regular meetings would be called at every sector to develop an effective relationship with residents.
He urged executive members to find out problems of residents by visiting their respective sectors and

DHA, Punjab govt on warpath over jurisdictions

LAHORE - The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Punjab government are on warpath on the issue of controlled areas falling into their jurisdictions as DHA claims to have thousands of acres land in its legal control under notification issued in the Gazette of Pakistan while the Punjab government overrules DHA's jurisdiction and plans to make the notification null and void.
PML-N senior leader and MNA Khawaja Saad Rafiq is behind the ripple who brought notification into the notice

Govt to table DHA bill in NA despite PML-N’s reservations

ISLAMABAD - The government would table "The Defence Housing Authority Islamabad Bill, 2007" in the National Assembly during the ongoing session despite serious reservations of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). A source in the Parliament House said on Tuesday that the bill had been included in the list of 22 government bills ready for passage.
The bill was introduced in the National Assembly in November 2009. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan

PAC meeting – ‘DHA City’ status, Defence sec feigns ignorance

ISLAMABAD - Secretary Defence Lt General (retd) Syed Athar Ali Khan on Thursday failed to tell the status of DHA City Lahore to the Public Accounts Committee.
During PAC meeting, when Riaz Fitana asked the secretary defence to clear the position of DHA City Lahore, secretary defence said, "Either DHA City Lahore is the part of Defence Housing Authority or it is a private entity and if it has been launched by a private company then why is the name 'DHA' being used?"

DHA refuses to pay sewage charges to WASA

LAHORE - The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has declined to pay sewerage charges to the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) planned to be levied on all housing societies from this year, Pakistan Today has learnt. Sources told Pakistan Today that LDA, mother organisation of WASA, had approved a plan to collect sewerage charges from the DHA, Model Town and other 213 housing societies in its board of governor's meeting.
WASA MD Javed Iqbal said that the summary had been submitted to

PML-N opposes parliament’s nod to DHA Bill 2010

ISLAMABAD - The PML-N has opposed the parliament's approval to the Defence Housing Authority Bill, saying the bill had replicated an ordinance issued by General Pervez Musharraf in 2007.
"Indeed, this ordinance is a child of dictatorship and could have been framed under no other dispensation. It has no place in a democracy and should never have been allowed to come before the National Assembly," said Ayaz Amir in his dissenting note attached with the report of the National

SC issues notice to DHA, Cantonment Board, LDA

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued notice to the Lahore Cantonment Board, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Defence Housing Authority (DHA) for January 14 to explain who has the authority to issue no objection certificates (NOC) for a new housing society in the city and what are the standard operating procedures (SOP) for obtaining NOCs. The court was hearing an appeal moved by the DHA on issue of passage through its limits, to the adjacent Punjab Cooperative Housing

DHA culture is not Pakistani, says CJP

LAHORE: Life in Gawalmandi and Nisbat Road in Lahore depicts true Pakistani culture and the culture flourishing in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore is not Pakistani culture in any way, Chief Justice (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
He made these remarks while hearing a petition filed by the DHA seeking court permission to deny passage rights to residents of bordering housing societies such as Punjab Society, so that DHA's security and culture of

Courts’ orders clash: Two DHA staffers charged with contempt

LAHORE - Defence Housing Authority (DHA) director transfer and DHA secretary ended up being charged with contempt of an accountability court as a result of a clash between the orders passed by two courts over a property transfer.
A case was being heard in the court of additional district and session judge over the transfer of a plot 276-K DHA Phase-1 between Chaudhry Salman Ashraf and Muhammad Ashiq. The court passed an order to transfer the plot in the name of Salman. Ashiq, a

SC scolds DHA administration for not giving right of passage

LAHORE: A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday scolded the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore administration for not giving passage rights through its roads and streets to residents of housing schemes located nearby, such as Punjab Cooperative Housing Society. The SC bench also sought the entire land and roads record including map of the DHA, Lahore today (Tuesday) for further proceedings.
During the case's hearing,

DHA ban on public Muharram processions flouting constitution

LAHORE: In defiance of fundamental rights and religious freedom enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has imposed a complete ban on the conduction of Muharram processions, barring people from even hold gatherings and meetings on religious, political and social basis in public.
As it was framed in DHA by-laws since its inception, there would be no Zuljinnah procession on the 10th Muharram in the upscale locality same like the past many

DHA Residents Association elects new president

LAHORE: The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Resident Association Elections (2010-2013) were held on Sunday and Rohail Ikram Ul Haq was elected unopposed as its new president.
Rohail vowed to play the role of the bridge between DHA residents and administration to help resolve all community problems without any delay. Election Commissioner Group Captain Tayyab Siddiqui accompanied by Arshad Ali Mirza and Prof Mubasher Gora announced the election of the new governing body and

DHA elections raise residents’ hopes of participatory decision-making

LAHORE: How will the new DHA Residents' Association solve residential problems and increase the say of residents in DHA administrative matters is the question residents are asking with the DHA Residents' Association 2011-2013 elections scheduled for December 5 (Sunday).
With electioneering at full throttle, DHA is set for free, fair and impartial elections with 6,000 members of the association expected to actively participate. Election Commissioner Group Captain Tayyab Siddiqui