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Rangers misusing Sindh Board of Technical Education hostel Public Accounts Committee told

Karachi:The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Wednesday that the Rangers were allegedly misusing the hostel of Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE).

In its audit report, the PAC revealed that a hostel building and two residential quarters in SBTE premises were being occupied by Bhittai Rangers since July 1994, while all utility bills were being paid by the Board.

The amount in lieu of rent from July 1994 to June 2003, as calculated by the Board, totalled Rs1.408 million. As per the agreement between SBTE and Rangers regarding the payment of utility bills, it was decided that both entities would pay 50 per cent of the total amount. During 2003-04, the board paid utility bills of Rs0.792 million, and half of this amount - Rs0.396 million was still owed by the Rangers. The total outstanding amount up to 2004 totalled Rs1.805 million, which had not been recovered.

SBTE Chairman Prof. M. Saeed Siddiqi said that the Rangers weremisusing the hostel, adding that they had now turned it into aguest house. He said that the Rangers were continuing to occupy the hostel despite the fact that a residential complex has been provided to them on Super Highway. He urged the PAC to help the Board get the hostel vacated.

The PAC chief said they would write a letter to the Sindh Chief Minister to provide alternative residence to the Rangers.

PAC Member Bachal Shah said that the Rangers had occupied hostels of many academic institutions across the province, and this issue had been raised in Cabinet meetings and at the Sindh Assembly session.

When a participant of the PAC meeting said that the Rangers might have some justification behind the continued occupation of the hostel, Sindh University Vice-Chancellor (VC) Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqi said that the Rangers had no justification to occupy the hostels. He lamented that the Rangers had also occupied the hostel in the historic Noor Mohammed High School in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, the PAC was informed that the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) and Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) had paid Rs1.634 million to their employees on account of house rent, whereas they were also allotted official accommodation by the boards, which was a violation of the rules.

Tamachi said a letter should be written to the Governor Sindh to immediately stop this illegal house rent. However, on the request of BSE Chairman BSE Brig. (retd) Shafiullah Qureshi, the PAC said that recoveries should not be made from former employees.

The BSE chairman also justified the purchase of different items worth Rs368,782 for Governor House as board employees were working there, following which the PAC settled this para.
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