Nazim presence in office becomes a rare phenomenon

RAWALPINDI - By flinging everyday jobs in dump, the District Nazim, Raja Javed Ikhlas has decided to do some other important works as his presence in his office is became a rare phenomenon for the visitors who come there with hope to get solution of their problems relating to the various local government departments. A number of applicants and affected people, with gloomy faces, could be witnessed during the whole day outside the office of City District Office waiting for his sporadic arrival to lodge their complaints before him. During a visit to the District Nazim, when asked his (Nazim) staff about his whereabouts, a clerk told TheNation on Tuesday that Raja Ikhlas went for an official visit to somewhere else. On other question, the clerk told that District Nazim comes office at 11:30am and leaves at 12:30 noon. He further said that District Nazim entertained some 25 to 40 applications, regarding public miseries, daily.   Meanwhile, an old man, not agree to tell his name, said he has been waiting for Raja Javed Ikhlas since 8:00am but failed to see his face so far. He said that he visited several times at district nazim office but could not meet him. Taj Bibi, came from a far-flung village of Gujar Khan and holding an application in her hands, said that she had been pressurised by some influential people for sale her piece of land on cheap price. She further said that she wanted to lodge her complaint with district nazim but he was not present on his seat. "I cannot come daily here from my village," she added. However, from last one month, District Nazim Raja Javed Ikhlas was not available, despite several attempts, in his office or even on his mobile for officials comments on sensitive issues such as flour shortage, price hike in the city's markets by profiteers and for lack of sanitation facilities. Whenever visited by this reporter at his office in last one month and made an effort to meet district nazim, his staff simply replied, "Raja Javed Ikhlas is in meeting or on an official visit".

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