BATKHELA: The government is paying hundreds of thousands of rupees each 12 months to lease non-public buildings in Malakand district for its workplaces and educational establishments.

Over 50 consistent with cent government businesses throughout the district are functioning in rented buildings, suggests the legit information.

among them are Passport office, countrywide Database and Registration Authority, Sui Northern fuel Pipelines limited, wildlife department, Zakat office, Pakistan Baitul Mal, population welfare branch, District Election fee, excise and taxation branch, industries branch, Agriculture bank, mines and mineral department, local authorities, and Pesco.

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The government Polytechnic college, Batkhela, and a Pakistan Baitul Mal school also are functioning in rented homes.

maximum of these offices are positioned in Batkhela, the headquarters of Malakand district.

The reliable information available with indicates that Rs480,000 is paid annually as rent for population Welfare workplace Batkhela, Rs1.8 million for its local training Institute, and Rs800,000 for 25 populace welfare facilities running throughout the district.

similarly, Rs1.2 million rent is paid every yr for Nadra office, Batkhela, Rs360,000 for Nadra office, Dargai, Rs480,000 for Election fee workplace, Rs720,000 for excise and taxation office, Rs276,000 for Zakat workplace, Rs180,000 for Pakistan Baitul Mal office, Rs240,000 for Baitul Mal faculty, Rs636,000 for authorities Polytechnic university, Batkhela, Rs9.6 million for Passport workplace, and Rs672,000 for Pesco offices in Batkhela, Thana and Totakan.

according to assistant director (local authorities) Sarfaraz Khan,the district has eighty one village and neighbourhood councils.

most effective seven secretaries of the councils have workplaces in authorities buildings, whilst the rest work in rented homes.

The nearby authorities pays from Rs60,000 to Rs100,000 annually for each rented workplace.

Accordingto realtor Khurshid Ali Khan, the government can without problems buy land for its all workplaces in Batkhela tehsil from the rent it pays for them every 12 months.

published in sunrise, July 11th, 2019