Contractor’s delegation meets CM, Corruption case of consultant referred to EC

Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak while taking strong exception of the ineligibility and irregularities of certain consultants in wake of the momentum of developmental process in the province has directed for high level departmental inquiry against the concerned responsible authorities for appointment of wrong consultants not fulfilling the required criteria.

Similarly he on receiving proof of irregularity of a consultant in a project in Bannu immediately referred the case to Ehtesab Commission (EC) that would be the first case to this newly established commission. It was revealed in a meeting of the delegation of contractor community with the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at CM Secretariat Peshawar.

The delegation was led by Malak Riaz Khan MPA who besides apprising him of their problems and demands welcomed the policy of consultants to keep a double check on use of developmental funds and quality completion of schemes. Besides secretary planning & development department the administrative secretaries and authorities of construction related departments were also present on this occasion.

The contractor community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appreciated the policy of PTI-led govt especially the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for uprooting the menace of corruption and commission in tenders and contracts of developmental schemes by terming it historical and revolutionary step of the present govt and announced their full support in its implementation.

Pervez Khattak while lauding the spirit of cooperation of the contractor community assured that the transparent policies and laws introduced by his govt would tantamount to elimination of corruption, nepotism and inefficiency on one side but would ensure the benefits and prosperity of all walks of life including the contractor community on the other.

He said that corruption always weakened the very foundation of a state or nation while its 100% abolition led to 100% development of the people that he said was ultimate goal of the present provincial govt.

He said that consultant’s policy would also stop the trending use of sub-standard material in developmental projects including buildings and bridges besides putting a halt on corruption and embezzlement of huge public money.

The Chief Minister while assuring proper resolution of the problems and demands of the contractor community directed for setting up a committee headed by secretary P&D department and comprising members from both sides of govt and contractor community. He directed for considering all the genuine problems of the contractors through the proposed committee.

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