LAHORE: A key decision was reached to create a prestigious residential community GOR for senior Punjab government workers. It happened during the 19th meeting of the interim provincial cabinet.
According to the specifics, interim chief minister Mohsin Naqvi has directed the province bureaucracy to speed up the development work for the Government Officers’ Residence (GOR) programme. Officials assert that this project aims to offer housing facilities for government officers who are now without a house. Despite concerns expressed by political and legal experts questioning the constitutional mandate of the caretaker administration, the decision is made.
They emphasise how the programme will significantly improve Punjab government employees’ living conditions and general well-being. Given the limited duration of the caretaker government, Chief Minister Naqvi highlighted the requirement for rapid action.
However, legal and constitutional expert Muhammad Azhar Siddique pointed out that the caretaker administration has a limited constitutional duty to manage daily governmental affairs. Until the newly elected government assumes office.
Therefore, it is thought that the caretaker government’s authority does not extend to authorising new housing proposals.
Six GORs for provincial government executives are already present in Lahore. In addition to residential colonies and flats for lower-ranking employees.