The Sindh High Court has been approached against the alleged misuse of Rs550 million funds reserved for the Chinese language programme.
Pak-China Foundation has taken the Sindh chief secretary, secretary of education and literacy department, director of the Chinese language programme and director of planning and development department to the Sindh High Court.
Sheikh Muhammad Waliullah Alam, coordinator of the foundation, said that the Sindh government authorities managed to get allocated funds of around Rs550 million per annum for launching the Chinese language programme.
He said the relevant authorities had received tenders to purchase equipments, books, furniture and fixtures for the programme – but they have failed to arrange an infrastructure to run it. Before publishing notices, they should have made arrangements, but nothing has been done in this regard, he alleged. In his petition, Alam asked the court to order its Nazir take over the funds till the final disposal of the petition and suspend the tender notices.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 10th, 2013.