ISLAMABAD - Maulana Fazlur Rehman has enjoyed the facilities and incentives equivalent to a federal minister, according to media, and has lived in an official residence located in Islamabad’s Ministers’ Enclave for the past 20 years.
From being the leader of the opposition in National Assembly during Musharraf era to molding himself as a part of the ruling coalition alliances with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in their respective tenures, Fazl has seen his golden age.
In 2013, the chairman of special committee of parliament was asked to vacate the residence within 15 days as part of relinquishing the charge of his office but he didn’t do so as he became a part of the ruling government, again.
However, this time, Fazl will see his way out of the Ministers’ Enclave as a result of his surprise defeat. He will also have to give away the security and protocol associated with his former position of authority. Unfortunately, the only time he will visit the posh residences now will be as a guest.
The PTI government to-be in centre will force him not only to vacate the luxurious house that he has been occupying in the Ministers’ Enclave for more than decade but also to clear the outstanding dues.