Estate officer terminated for ‘forgery’

ISLAMABAD: The Housing and Works secretary has terminated estate officer (EO), Pir Ashraf, from service for alleged involvement in burning official records, forgery in General Waiting List (GWL) and illegal residential allotment in the federal capital. The dismissed official will have no retirement benefits.
The new federal secretary took action of termination against Pir Ashraf who enjoyed allotment authority in the federal capital despite being accused of forgery and nepotism, sources told Daily Times on Sunday.
The terminated EO was allegedly involved in forgery of GWL and burning the record of the illegal allotments twice, and the incidents’ inquiry was under investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the federal police, the sources said.
The former Housing & Works secretary Seerat Asghar Joura initiated the termination case owing to several charges against Pir Ashraf, but no adverse action was taken. Due to forgery in GWL the seniors were ignored and juniors were allotted government accommodations, due to nepotism and maintaining a pick and choose policy during the allotment, sources claimed.
Recently, Pir Ashraf was sent to jail on contempt of court and the local court also issued stay orders in different cases while restraining him from residential allotment till the cases were heard and decided by the court of law. Interestingly, the terminated EO continued to allot residences ignoring court orders, sources added.

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