NAB orders inquiry in ‘corruption, increase in cost & non-completion’ of BRT project

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ISLAMABAD(Daily P.Times):-Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal ordered Complaint verification of the alleged corruption, increase in estimated cost of the project and non completion of Trans Peshawar Rapid Transport System (BRT), Peshawar within stipulated time period which causes delay and increased undue sufferings of the people of Peshawar especially and people of KPK in general.
The chairman NAB has ordered Director General NAB, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to conduct complaint verification that why the estimated cost the project had been increased to Rs 64 billion from initial estimates of Rs 49.36 billion. “Astonishingly, the project is still incomplete despite whooping increase of project’s cost”, he said. The chairman NAB ordered to find out reasons that why the estimates cost of the project increased and why Project was not completed well in time within the prescribed time schedule. Chairman NAB said that NAB will continue playing its role in ensuring judicious utilisation of national money and elimination of corruption from the country as per law.