Here’s What Actually Happened Between Tariq Bashir Cheema and Muhammad Malick
Since yesterday a video of senior journalist Muhammad Malick and Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema has been doing rounds on social media.
Although, the video has been watched thousands of times across social media but most of the people don’t know what exactly happened on the show. In this article we will be explaining what actually happened between Tariq Bashir Cheema and Muhammad Malick.
Here’s What Happened
Muhammad Malick had recently done few programs about the housing project in I-12 Islamabad. The housing project was started by Akram Khan Durrani for small ranked retired government officials. According to Muhammad Malick, the project has certain legal and safety issues. In his previous shows, Malick explained how there are structural flaws in this housing project. To further clarify things on this issue , the current minister for Housing and Works was invited by Malick on his show.
The whole thing started when Muhammad Malick questioned Tariq Bashir Cheema that how come the tender for the project was issued in 2015 when the land’s possession wasn’t even taken. To this Tariq Bashir Cheema replied that this land was offered to Pakistan housing authority (PHA) back in 2010. He clarified that half of the amount of land was paid in 2012 and the rest in 2016. Tariq Cheema went on to add that CDA was to hand over the land to PHA after the payment of money or it should be deemed to be taken over.
Moreover, Tariq Cheema refuted Muhammad Malick’s claim that it was sealed couple of times. He said that it was never sealed before October 9 this year. However, Malick argued that the site was sealed by CDA couple of times and also showed a letter. But it tuned out to be a notice not a sealing order.
Things got heated up when Tariq Bashir Cheema accused Muhammad Malick of selling the idea of one of the nine contractors of the project. The senior journalist dared the minister to prove his allegation against him.
Tariq Bashir Cheema questioned that why a single contractor’s opinion was taken by Muhammad Malick and not all. Tariq Bashir Cheema further brought up the call records of the contractor, The Marksons. He further accused that this story by Muhammad Malick is a concocted one.
Minister for Housing also disclosed that the marksons are defaulters of many projects. Moreover, he also said that the the same contractor has just done 13 percent of work which is way less than others. Furthermore, Tariq Bashir Cheema also accused that Muhammad Malick talked to people from markson on the day he was invited by him on his show.
The federal minister said that Muhammad Malick has done this story on direction of Markson. After that the two leveled allegations against each others.