IHC-recommended: Body formed to probe CDA’s ‘irregularities’

The committee will comprise senior officials of various government departments.


Our Correspondent July 29, 2013
“Committe will investigate the dubious projects as directed by the fact-finding judicial commission formed by IHC to probe alleged irregularities in over two dozen mega projects,” said a CDA official. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:


The Cabinet Division has formed a six-member committee to formally initiate inquiries into several cases as recommended by a judicial commission that was probing alleged irregularities of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).


“It will investigate the dubious projects as directed by the fact-finding judicial commission formed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to probe alleged irregularities in over two dozen mega projects,” said a CDA official. The committee will comprise senior officials of various government departments.

On April 25, 2013, the IHC made public the report of the three-member commission that highlighted violation of rules and regulations in several multi-million projects of the Authority. The commission had asked for initiation of inquiries and in some cases disciplinary action against delinquent officials after examining several cases and recording statements of over 125 witnesses.

CDA Spokesperson Naeem Rauf said in light of findings of the new body, actions would be taken against responsible officials.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2013.

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