50 pc of posts vacant in Wakf Board
Malerkotla, June 29
About 50 per cent of the posts are vacant in the Punjab Wakf Board. In an interview to The Tribune, Chairman of the board Izhar Alam said there were about 50 per cent vacancies and efforts were on to make fresh recruitment for the effective functioning of the board.
“According to the requirements, I will recruit new persons within a year,” the Chairman said.
Listing his priorities,the Chairman said he wanted to get the records of the board computerised, including those relating to Wakf property and the status of litigation the board was dealing with.
The Chairman said out of 25,000 Wakf properties, 1,000 to 1,200 were under litigation whereas 13,000 were already lost. The board had lost these 13,000 properties to encroachers, the government, groups and individuals.
The Chairman said the rent and lease money generated by the board was used for meeting the expenditure on seven Islamia high schools, 97 madrasas and 117 mosques. In the near future the board proposed to set up a 50- bedded multi-specialty hospital.