RAWALPINDI: (Parliament Times) Board of Revenue Punjab (BRP) has expressed reservations over purchase land for Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) in Gujjar Khan at exorbitant rates and referred the case to Chief Minister (CM) Secretariat’
This move by BRP has led the purchase of land for RWMC to a stand still. The committee meeting held a day before over purchase of land remained inconclusive.
As much as 2437 kanal and 10 marla land which is being acquired at the cost of Rs 270 million is arid and uneven.
Sources said that the price of the land to be acquired is in fact about Rs 70 and Rs 80 millions but the land is being acquired at higher rates for dumping site by overlooking ground realities in order to favour corrupt political mafia.
A 8-member District Price Assessment Committee (DPAC) led by district collector/deputy commissioner Talat Mehmood Gondal had assessed the price of land. The other members of committee were assistant commissioner Sadar Tasnim Ali Khan, AC Gujjar Khan, Mehrin Abbasi, assistant commissioner Taxila Waqas Marth, AC Murree Arif Ullah Khan, building executive engineers and ETO property.
MD RWMC had made request for acquisition of land and a report was sought from AC Gujar Khan.
The price of land approved by the committee is manifold higher than the average and DC rate, therefore, board of revenue has not accorded approval to the assessed price.