ISLAMABAD: The Wapda chairman Tuesday admitted earlier than the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that there was no work carried out on Bhasha Dam venture over the past 10 years, however the challenge can be began subsequent yr and accomplished in 9 years.
Throughout a briefing on the Islamabad Protected Metropolis venture on the Parliament Home, the PAC was knowledgeable by the Nadra chairman that the 23 lacking individual have been traced and one hundred ninety stolen automobiles recovered, whereas there was 60 per cent discount in automotive theft.
The assembly chaired by PAC Chairman Khursheed Shah was given the briefings on the Naulang Dam venture and the Islamabad Protected Metropolis challenge. The Nadra chairman stated 1,seven hundred cameras have been put in, whereas 244 further ones have been monitoring the document of automotive licence plate. The cameras might determine the individuals on watch record, he added.
Senator Azam Swati noticed that the terrorists have been sensible as that they had extra delicate devices. “There was a necessity to offer Islamabad Police extra powers and freedom just like the Motorway Police,” he remarked. To a question of Senator Chaudhry Tanveer, the Nadra chairman stated the Protected Metropolis Challenge was initiated with the price of $124 million and its command centre had been established within the bomb-proof constructing.
Within the briefing on the Naulang Dam challenge, former Wapda chairman Shakil Durrani stated it was on the precedence listing of former president Asif Ali Zardari and he directed the then former finance minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh to launch the funds however he didn’t achieve this.
Through the assembly, senior parliamentarian Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Durrani exchanged harsh phrases when Achakzai requested if the funds weren’t launched then why the tenders for the undertaking have been provided thrice.
Durrani replied when the funds weren’t launched, how the Wapda might provoke the undertaking. Khursheed advised him, “You have been a senior bureaucrat and will converse on a excessive tone, we will additionally but we restraining from doing that. If the tasks have been accomplished on time, round 200,000 acre of land would have been irrigated and the underground water state of affairs additionally improved.”
The Wapda officers stated the preliminary value of the Naulang Dam undertaking was Rs 9 billion however it crossed Rs 31 billion because of the delay, including that the venture was initiated in 2009 and presupposed to be accomplished in two years, however had not been began but. They stated Rs 36 billion had been launched to Wapda within the present fiscal yr and the committee ought to information them as to which undertaking must be began. Khursheed shaped a sub-committee to look at the difficulty and put together a doc for laws for public sector improvement tasks.
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