PTV, APP not eligible for plots from journalists’ quota: LHC
RAWALPINDI, February 09 2006: The Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, on Tuesday February 7 accepted the plea of journalists that the employees of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) and Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) were not entitled for allotment of plots from 3% quota reserved for journalists in sector G-14 of Islamabad.
Journalists Rana Qaisar, Khalid Qayum, Sohail Abdul Nasir, Siddique Sajid, Nazir Aulak, Khalid Mehmood and Zeeshan Haider had challenged in the Lahore High Court the government decision to allot residential plots from journalists reserved quota to the employees of the PTVC and APPC which already had 8% quota in G-14.
Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan also dismissed a writ petition of the PTVC employees that private sector journalists were not eligible for residential plots in G-14 being executed by the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF). He ordered that the employees of the corporations, who had a quota fixed for them, were not eligible for allotment of plots from the 3% quota reserved for journalists.
Justice Chohan also ordered the FGEHF to remove the irregularities committed in the allotment of plots. He said the employees of the corporations, who had a separate 8% quota, were not eligible for allotment of plots from 3% quota reserved for journalists.
Source: Daily Times