Balochistan CM Orders Probe Into Embezzlement Of Funds

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani has ordered an inquiry into embezzlement of funds in the Rs100 million project for the construction of a bus and truck stand in Duki district.

According to official sources, the chief minister on Friday said the matter should be sent to the Anti-Corruption Establishment for a detailed inquiry under relevant laws.

According to a report of the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT), the provincial Board of Revenue had provided 36 acres of government land to the transport department free of cost for the construction of the bus and truck stand in Duki.

The CMIT’s initial investigations revealed that the scheme’s cost was Rs100m, out of which Rs68.25m was shown as spent money. When the investigation team visited the site, it found that no construction work was carried out, though the officials concerned had declared that the project was complete.

The project director was also not appointed, while the responsibility of completing the project rested with the communication and works department. “The executive engineer and contractor concerned are responsible for the embezzlement of the government funds,” said the CMIT report submitted to the chief minister.

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