The federal government on Monday withdrew the state residence allotted to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani's brother, Muhammad Raziq.
The notice, which was issued following last week's contempt of court notice issued by the Islamabad High Court, read that the accommodation was being withdrawn after they received a letter from the allottee to return the residence.
Muhammad Raziq, the Managing Director of Saindak Metals Limited, had been allotted a house, 64-I, in Sector F-6/3 of the federal capital on December 11, 2019. He was reportedly allotted the house until 2046, just shy of 30 years.
The notification directed Raziq to vacate the premises and return possession to the relevant government department within 14 days.
Raziq became embroiled when, earlier in the month, he was included as a party in an ongoing case on government accommodation.
He was directed to submit a reply by September 15, but he failed to do so. He was then given time until September 18 to submit a reply. Raziq's challenge that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case was also dismissed, with the court determining that it was the court's prerogative to determine jurisdiction.
The court noted that the residence was designated Type-1, which is usually reserved for officers in basic pay scale (BPS) grade 21 or 22.
The court asked how could a man aged 33-34 qualify to be a grade 22 officer or how he could be allotted a government residence for so long.