Transparent or not: NAB probes metro bus project

Published: January 7, 2016
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PHOTO: www.nab.gov.pk/

RAWALPINDI: 

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated a probe into the records of the Rawalpindi/Islamabad Metro Bus Project.

The NAB has started collecting the record of the mega project from the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA)’s Engineering Branch.

However, when the RDA Engineering Branch director and acting chief engineer, Asghar Hussain, was contacted, he avoided discussing the matter.

The NAB will evaluate the record of the project including contractors’ pre-qualification before award of the contract, cost of material and other financial matters. The NAB will share its observations regarding the status of the project after making a complete inspection of the records.

Source said that the RDA had already stopped releasing the remaining amount to the contractors after some shortcomings were exposed.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2016.

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