Shehbaz demands probe into award of Mohmand dam contract

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shehbaz Sharif on Friday lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led federal authorities for awarding the Mohmand Dam contract to a three way partnership comprising a Chinese language agency and Descon owned by the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood.

“I’ve no private grudge with Abdul Razak Dawood however Rs300 billion of public cash are being doled out blindfolded,” he stated whereas talking on the ground of the decrease home of Parliament.

Sharif stated his authorities saved billions of rupees by getting the price of varied initiatives decreased. “The Rs309 billion contract was being awarded on a single bid. That is injustice,” he lamented.

He demanded a parliamentary committee to probe into the matter, saying the contract concerned public cash and thus, they reserved the precise to be stored within the find out about it. He questioned why the federal government didn’t invite bids afresh following the one bid and known as on the federal government to conduct the bidding course of once more as per the related guidelines.

Earlier, on Jan 3, Federal Minister for Water Sources Faisal Vawda rejected the PML-N and Pakistan Individuals’s Get together (PPP) demand to revoke the contract.

“These demanding cancellation of the contract are hitching conspiracies. Such parts wish to halt the nation’s progress by making dams controversial,” Vawda stated whereas chatting with the media.

The water minister stated dams had been a lifeline for the nation, including that he wouldn’t budge on the difficulty water reservoirs’ development.

“The dam contract was awarded on advantage,” he asserted and provided an neutral probe on this regard.  “We aren’t the individuals who would work for fee.”

On Jan 2, Water and Energy Improvement Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Muzammil Hussain stated the Mohmand Dam undertaking was awarded to a three way partnership comprising a Chinese language firm, Gezhouba, and Descon owned by Mr Dawood after fulfilling all authorized formalities.

He stated all the fundamental preparations had been made to begin the development work on the undertaking inside subsequent two weeks. Hussain added that each one authorized, monetary and technical points in regards to the undertaking have been addressed.

The WAPDA chairman stated the federal government was resolved to supply all mandatory sources for completion of the undertaking to keep off the water disaster and guarantee meals safety within the nation.

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