LAHORE: The Punjab Health Department cancelled the contract of an NGO after discovering it allegedly embezzled Rs 183 million.
According to documents available with Express News, the Health Department signed a contract with Nai Zindagi on April 1st, 2009.
The NGO was assigned with the task of collecting data about people addicted to Morphine. About Rs 965 million were allocated for the project over a five year period.
The Health Department constituted a committee to probe the issue and present a report within 15 days. The World Bank was also asked to halt funding for the NGO.
Meanwhile, the NGO's executive director has rejected allegations of embezzlement, saying that the trust was audited on an annual basis.