Capital admin accused of meddling in housing society polls

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ZEESHAN KOMBOH
Islamabad

The district administration has attempted to cut the wings of a specific group contesting in a Cooperative Housing Society election to get favourable results.
Islamabad administration on the behest of the chief commissioner conducted this act of intervention in the Civilian Employees Cooperative Society election.
The administration has been continuously influencing the results of all the societies in a bid to earn money illegally, through its blue eyed office bearers of the housing societies.
Chief Commissioner Islamabad has turned a deaf ear to the appeals filed before him to stop the former president of civilian housing society Ansar Gondal and his accomplices from participating in the election.
The United Group, which is believed to be the administration’s favourite, is being patronized to facilitate its success in the society elections as that could subsequently pave way for the city administration to act freely in the pursuit of its vested interests.
The former president of civilian employees’ cooperative society Ansar Gondal has expressed the intent to sue the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) against his biased and partial deportment. The Islamabad administration has already made the preparation for rigging in the elections to elect the group of their choice.
“The elections are going to be held on August 11 and I am facing baseless allegations raised by CEC” said Gondal.
The former president further stressed that all the charges are unfounded and the senate standing committee has also categorically directed to reinvestigate the allegations levelled against him.
Furthermore, he stated that the applications to inquire again into the matter are lying in the chief commissioner’s office since April 2018. However, no orders have been passed intentionally to facilitate the united group.
Gondal said that despite the fact that our candidate was in the run, the chief commissioner raised objections that were uncalled for.
The commissioner objected to the candidature of General Secretary Hanif Laghari alleging that the membership of his attesting member is not beyond a year old, whereas Laghari is a bona fide member since 2008.
He said that similar kinds of other minor objections have been brought up to impede his success in the society’s election. Gondal also stated that the election commissioner has vowed to take the matter to Islamabad High Court.
Islamabad district administration is facing serious allegations that its officers got a certain number of costly plots on the names of their relatives. They allegedly helped their blue-eyed property groups in winning the elections of housing societies through rigging.
A number of applications were filed against the corrupt factors with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in this regard.
The sources stated that this was the third cooperative housing society in the current year, in which Islamabad district administration has allegedly interfered.
They further stated that in its first attempt the administration and circle registrar office through its alleged corrupt practices and pre and post poll rigging had compelled the former Islamabad IG Tahir Alam and his companions to gather with their voters. They had also levelled serious allegations on the administration.
In the second case Islamabad administration had helped their blue-eyed persons in Jammu and Kashmir cooperative housing society in succeeding.
Exercise this ugly practice in civilian employees’ cooperative housing society has appeared recurrently.
They said that the occupier unit of Islamabad Cooperative Housing Society had allegedly grabbed Rs8 billion from common persons and escaped mainly because of the carelessness of the Islamabad district administration.
High-level investigation was also going on against them in National Assembly and Senate standing committees as well as in the NAB and FIA.

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