Last Updated on 23/01/2022
Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal took notice of alleged corruption in the Ring Road Rawalpindi project.
According to the spokesperson, the NAB chairman ordered an inquiry into the alleged corruption in the Ring Road Rawalpindi project.
Chairman NAB directed that the Ring Road Rawalpindi project should be investigated without any discrimination, merit, and transparency.
The Chairman NAB directed that those responsible should be identified keeping in view all the aspects of the project.
It may be recalled that after the completion of the Rawalpindi Ring Road Scandal Inquiry, it came to light that the original map of the Ring Road had been changed and more new routes had been added.
Sources said that these new routes were chosen to benefit a few important personalities whose lands used to come on this route while the cost of adding new routes was increasing by another Rs 25 billion.
According to sources, the cost of the project was increased by Rs 25 billion. At the behest of some influential politicians and interest groups, the demarcation was changed to benefit private housing societies.
The initial estimate for the construction of the 85 km long Rawalpindi Ring Road was Rs. 40 billion.
A three-member committee headed by the commissioner was set up after the Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal came to light. The report has been sent to the government with the signature of its chief commissioner Gulzar Shah.
The report blames former Rawalpindi commissioner Muhammad Mahmood and land acquisition collector Wasim Ali Tabish and recommends that the case be referred to the NAB. Distributed crores of rupees, such a large amount was paid to benefit the rent syndicate of Attock Loop.