ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PIT) has sought an pressing assembly of the Public Accounts Committee on the National Highway Authority’s (NHA) “corruption worth billions” whereas awarding contracts for initiatives launched underneath the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
PTI MNA Arif Alvi, who can be a PAC member, wrote a letter to Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Khursheed Shah, the committee’s chairman, on Wednesday drawing his consideration to a media report in line with which the auditor normal of Pakistan (AGP) had discovered irregularities value Rs470 billion within the awarding of many highway initiatives by the NHA, together with some initiated underneath CPEC.
As per the media report, the AGP discovered 52 instances in NHA’s accounts for the yr 2016-17 the place “irregular awarding of contracts, violations of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority rules and unauthorised expenditures were observed”.
The report additionally talked about that the auditors had discovered “something fishy in the award of a Rs294.352 billion contract for the Sukkur-Multan section of the motorway, awarded to the China State Construction Engineering Corporation”.
Its price was “estimated by the CSCEC at Rs240.158 billion but was awarded to the same firm at higher rates”.
Alvi requested Shah to urgently name a gathering of the committee on the problem as gross violations resulting in huge corruption… truly ‘plunder’, is clear in these transactions.”
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