Sindh Chief Minister orders balloting of Turkish Housing scheme to allot 2120 units

Karachi, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the houses units of Turkish Housing Scheme constructed in Thatta would be allotted to the flood affected people of Thatta and Sujawal. This he said while presiding over a meeting on Turkish Housing Scheme Thatta constructed with the support of Turkey government.

The Housing schemes has 2120 housing units, each unit has two rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, courtyard and veranda. There are two schools with 32 class room for primary and secondary boys and girls schools. It has a commercial center with 12 shops, three mosques, two community centres one health center and a sports complex.

The chief minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the Commissioner Hyderabad Qazi Shahid Parvez, DG Disaster Management Authority Sindh Salman Shah and others to hand over schools to a well-reputed organization through education foundations to provide quality education to the children of flood affected people. Talking about handing over of health center, he directed the commissioner to give it to PPHI so that it could provide quality health services.

The chief minister was told that water supply and drainage system of the housing scheme has been completed, as far as electricity is concerned electrification has been completed only meters are yet to be installed. Approving the criteria for allotment for housing units, Syed Murad Ali shah said that the permanent or present address of nominee must be of district Thatta and Sujawal in his/her CNIC. He or she is a beneficiary of CDCP-II (Watan Card Phase-II) with household damaged category.

He or she falls under `national poverty score card’ (below 16/17) of Benazir Income Support Programme and he or she has not been provided a shelter/help for shelter by any government agency, NGO or INGO. Regarding shops it was decided that there would be an open auction in order to ensure better up-keeping of the residential facilities.

There are 36,069 flood affectees (household damage), including 13622 in Thatta and 22447 of Sujawal. Therefore, the chief minister directed the district administration of Thatta and Sujawal to provide the list of those affectees who had already been provided shelter by government, NGO and INGOs under various relief / rehabilitation programmes.

Commissioner Hyderabad district administration said that 35, 284 are eligible beneficiaries for balloting. The lists of eligible candidates were displayed at the offices of DCs, ACs, Mukhtiarkars as well as PDMA office. A public notice was accordingly published in May in local and national newspapers inviting objections, if any, from the affectees who may think that they were left out despite falling within the eligibility criteria.

The Sindh Bank has developed a software. Mr Adil Gilani of Transparency International Pakistan has been inducted in the committee to devise the software and on his advice some changes has been made in the software. The chief minister directed Commissioner Hyderabad to make necessary arrangements for inauguration of balloting.

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Press Secretary,
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