Islamabad: The chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered an investigation into a civil judge serving in Islamabad’s subordinate court who was given government housing reserved for Ministry of Foreign Affairs officers in her name.

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The residence was returned to the official of the Foreign Affairs Ministry on the orders of the IHC chief justice. According to accessible papers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nominated assistant director Mohammad Faheem on November 1 for the ‘immediate’ allotment of a residence in G-6/2 from the Ministry’s Pool.

The ministry then requested that the Ministry of Housing and Works produce an official allotment letter in Mr Faheem’s favour.

“The Estate Office shall not place its accommodation at the pool of any other department except the ISI and Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” according to Rule 4 of the Accommodation Allocation Rules, 2002. “The houses already placed on the pool of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ISI shall be restricted to their present number.”

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Interestingly, the Estate Office sent an allotment letter to Civil Judge Naima Iffat on December 6, despite the fact that she had previously been assigned a government flat in F-6/4. The judge, on the other hand, received an allotment letter for the property on the condition that she relinquish her previous government housing.

Since both the courts did not extend any relief to Mr Faheem, the Estate Office with the assistance of local police dispossessed him from the house and handed this over to Judge Iffat. Judicial sources when approached said that an inquiry has been ordered against the said judge.

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