NBP Drosh accused of occupying private building

NBP Chitral branch.–ChitralToday library photo[/caption] Report Gul  Hamaad Farooqi CHITRAL, Feb 11: A resident of Drosh has accused the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) of occupying his building even after the expiry of an agreement under which the NBP had hired it a few years back. Talking to ChitralToday here, Haji Muhammad Yousuf, son of Gul Mula Khan, a resident of Drosh said the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Drosh branch had hired his building under an agreement a few years back and the agreement expired on June 30, 2013. “As per the land rules I had issued a notice to the bank authorities two months before the expiry of the deal asking them to vacate my building. But even the passage of eight months the NBP Drosh manager is not ready to vacate my building.” He said he had already requested senior officers of the NBP, including the provincial chief Atlas Khan, zonal operational chief Dawood Jan, IT in-charge Iqbal Zada and branch manager Moinul Mulk but none of them took action. He alleged that the branch manager had occupied his building without renewal of the agreement. Mr Yousuf said due to the occupation of his building by the NBP he was not only facing financial loss but also passing under severe mental torture. When this correspondent contacted Mr. Dawood Jan, the zonal operational chief Peshawar on telephone, he admitted that the NBP agreement with Mr Yousuf had expired on June 30. “We are trying of our best to shift the bank branch to some other suitable building.” Drosh Branch Manager Moinul Mulk told this correspondent that they had already hired another building for this purpose. “I have informed the IT section for deputing staff for shifting the satellite, net and online system of the bank to the new building but they have not yet arrived here to shift the machinery to the new building.” He said without shifting the equipment the bank online system cannot be operated in the new building. Mr Yousuf appealed to the president of National Bank, the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan as well as other high-ups to take notice of the matter and direct the staff concerned to vacate his building immediately. “Otherwise I will have no other option but to approach the court to seek justice.”]]>

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