Supreme Court constituted inquiry committee to probe the corruption in Quetta Development Authority

Supreme Court constituted inquiry committee to probe the corruption in Quetta Development Authority

Islamabad: The inquiry committee constituted by Supreme Court of Pakistan in June 2010 to probe the corruption in Quetta Development Authority, Gawadar Development Authority, Lahore Development Authority and Hyderabad Development Authority has started work, headed by as former Supreme Court judge a member from Senate, a member from an international NGO and Intelligence Bureau (IB) to abolish the menace of corruption from various housing Schemes development project all over Pakistan. After constitution of committee an emergency meeting of investigation committee was held here, which was attended by Director FIA and Director Awareness and Prevention Financial Crimes, Director Operations and Engineering and a member from Pakistan engineering Council.

Committee has also done some preliminary inquiry on various housings schemes namely ZARGHOON HOUSING SCHEME Quetta, GORAB HOUSING (For Fisherman Gawadar, LDA AVENUE ONE Housing schemes Lahore and Gulistan e sarmast housing scheme Hyderabad, to clarify and sent action-taken report on its findings and identified some corrupt elements. The committee assured there would be no victimization or harassment in the name of this operation. Initially, four project director and their engineering staff identified in making money through violation PPRA 2004 and 2010 rules and supporting it by documentary evidences.

The committee also discussed Amir Zada Khan Kohati, Project Director/DG Malir Development Authority (MDA), Tanveer Ahmad, builder, other officials of MDA and Revenue Department Karachi illegally conducted consolidation of land process and transferred 14-16 acres land of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board in the name of Tanveer Ahmad causing a loss to the government to the tune of Rs. 57.225 million.

The meeting approved another reference against Mushtaq Ahmed, Ex-Engineer Satellite Town Quetta,. During investigation it has been revealed that the Mushtaq Ahmed while posted as Executive Engineer, Satellite Town, misappropriated/embezzled an amount of Rs.11.777 million by committing Fake Tenders NIT in the newspapers. The accused, without the knowledge of the Project Director opened four accounts in different names by forging their signatures and fraudulently sanctioned projects in different names and withdrew the amounts.

For more information, contact:
Nabi Bux Larik
Joint Secretary/ Additional Director General Crime
Federal Investigation Agency

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