Islamabad, February 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): Chairman NAB Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal took notice of misuse of authority and alleged violations of rules of Sindh Public Procurement Authority (SPPRA) in Safe City Project Karachi as complaint received to NAB Karachi and ordered DG NAB Karachi to conduct comprehensive inquiry. Chairman NAB has also sought the inquiry report as early as possible.
According to NAB Karachi report, SPPRA rules have been violated in installation of cameras which was admitted the violations by SPPRA in its letter written on June 15, 2016 and had also admitted change of evaluation criteria. It had also asked Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology Sindh in letters written on Nov 21, 2016 and Nov 22, 2016 to take necessary action as pointed out NAB in its letter dated Dec 9, 2016. In response to letters of NAB, SPPRA had conveyed NAB that rules have been followed in awarding the contract contrary to its earlier letters.
Chairman NAB has directed NAB Karachi that no hurdle will be tolerated in such an important project. Safe city project should be completed on merit and in Accordance with SPPRA rules. NAB may not be blamed for any kind of delay what so over. It is responsibility of NAB to impede misuse of authority and favouritism. NAB will fulfill it responsibility at all costs.
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