ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: National Assembly Standing Committee on Capital Administration and Development (CAD) on Friday decided to issue final notice to Guns and Country Club administrator, Faisal Sakhi Butt, to attend next meeting or else his presence will be ensured through police.
If he fails to make it to the next meeting, warrants for his arrest will be issued, committee unanimously decided.
The Guns Club issue was part of the meeting agenda but not a single representative of the club turned up.
Chairman Standing Committee Jamshaid Ahmad Dasti and members showed annoyance over the attitude of the management of club and asked under which ministry the club was placed.
Secretary CAD Riffat Saheen Qazi informed members of the committee that although club was under her ministry but managements of such clubs did not bother to give the ministry any importance.
In 1977, CDA had allotted 145 acres of land to Sports Board for the construction of stadium and other sports facilities in the capital.
In 2000, a shooting range was set up to hold SAF Games (South Asian Games). In 2002, through a notification of Establishment Division, the shooting range was handed over to the management of Guns Club,” he said.
“Last year, because of some issue, ministry sought explanation from Islamabad Club but the management of the Club replied in writing that they were not answerable to the ministry. Management of Guns Club also has same kind of mindset,” the CAD Secretary said.
Member of the committee Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli of PML-N said that even Capital Development Authority (CDA) was working under Faisal Sakhi Butt and followed his instructions. Committee should take strict action against him.
The committee chairman, Jamshaid Dasti of PPP, instructed the staff of the standing committee to issue warrants for Mr Butt and instruct IGP to produce him in next meeting of standing committee.
But on the request of the CAD minister, Nazar Mohammad Gondal, he withdrew the orders and decided to give final notice to Mr Butt. If he does not appear in next meeting, then his warrants will be issued.
Member Planning CDA Syed Mustafain Kazmi while talking to Dawn said in 2011 the CDA came to know that management of Guns Club was charging fee of membership and was using the land but not passing financial benefit to the Capital Development Authority.
Nosheen Saeed of PML-Q said when Guns Club was established its membership fee was Rs200,000 then it was increased to Rs400,000 then one million and now management was charging Rs2.5 million for membership. “Record of the club should be sought and its expenses investigated thoroughly,” she suggested.During the meeting a draft for ‘Capital University of Science and Technology bill 2012’ was unanimously approved.
However management of the university was instructed by the committee to fix 10 per cent quota (free education) and hostel facility for the poor.