Administrator, Sept. 3, 2020
Defence Housing Authority,
2-B, East Street, Ph.1, DHA.
Karachi. Ph: 021-35886401
Request for information under “Right for Access to Information Act 2017” and Article 19A of the Constitution of Pakistan.
One appreciates the scores of DHA security personnel, who are constantly prying around residences to see if a wall or a gate has expanded a few inches beyond its defined geometry. However it is absolutely incomprehensible, how in doing so, they completely fail to notice the hundreds of tents which are pitched (as if in a battle field), on public spaces, outside the homes of the ‘Waderas’ and powerful elite. (Pl. see attached pictures). These tents, illegally encroaching on public property are invariably manned by dozens of armed private militias. They violate both the ‘Encroachment of Public Property Law’ and Article 256 of the Constitution that explicitly forbids formation of private militias. Both are serious offences that the DHA has actively promoted by its willingness to look the other way.
As a citizen of Pakistan, I request that the following information, accurately gathered by your ever snooping security personnel and personally verified by you be provided to me within 10 working days as required by the RTI law.
1. The number of tents in each DHA street along with the number of occupying private security guards and the House number responsible for this offence.
2. DHA’s “Plan of Action” on how long would it take to remove all tents outsides homes and to ensure that no persons with weapons are seen outside homes of DHA – that claims to be a peaceful and civil residential area.
3. Why should the Administrator and the Director Vigilance DHA not be proceeded against legally for violating the Supreme Court orders of December 2016 which gave 15 days to DHA to get all security camps / tents removed from outside the residences without any discrimination.