ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Opposition in Nationwide Meeting (NA) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Monday demanded formation of a parliamentary committee on awarding of contract for building of Mohmand dam, ARY Information reported.
“Mohmand dam holds paramount significance. Nevertheless, awarding contract for the dam on a single bidding is tantamount to robbing public sources,” Shehbaz Sharif stated whereas talking on the Nationwide Meeting session.
Nonetheless, he admitted that, single bidding was not towards the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) guidelines. “Single bidding wanted to meet some necessities although.”
The PML-N president stated land for Mohmand and Diamer Bhasha dams have been allotted by the earlier authorities.
“Land for Diamer Bhasha dam was purchased for Rs100 billion, whereas Rs2 billion have been allotted for acquisition of Mohmand dam land by the PML-N authorities,” he stated.
Acknowledging that water reservoirs and hydel energy initiatives have been want of the hour, Shehbaz Sharif stated the method of building of Mohmand dam venture was initiated a number of years in the past.
“The method of its bidding had began in our authorities, however its contract was awarded by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities,” he stated including that “There’s a huge query mark on credibility of the contractor who has been given the dam contract.”
The opposition chief stated no single authorities may very well be held accountable for all of the prevailing points. He stated their authorities was additionally handed on quite a few points by the earlier authorities. He didn’t wish to play blame recreation, but when anyone did, he would reply him befittingly, he stated.
The previous chief minister Punjab on this event additionally thanked Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China for his or her monetary help for Pakistan.