NAB arrest ex- Director PDA

Peshawar:,,, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Ijaz Afzal Khan, Ex-Director Estate Management, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) presently working as Director CDA, Islamabad and Raz Muhammad Durrani Allotee of the Plot, allegedly involved in illegal allotment of 5 Kanal precious plot adjacent to Iqra University Hayatabad in violation of the codal formalities and also on very nominal price for 33 year with the provision of further extension.

During the course of inquiry against officials of PDA and others in allotment of Plot to Iqra University, it came to surface that 5 Kanal lands has been allotted to one Raz Muhammad Durrani through non-transparent bidding process.

It was also revealed that accused Ijaz Afzal Khan being member/Secretary of the committee to evaluate technical and financial proposals of bidders, criminally violated the rules and regulations and facilitated illegal award of the contract. The accused being member of the committee was responsible for scrutinizing bid documents and failed to process transparently.

It’s worth mentioning here that accused person as a Director Estate Management processed the auction case in complete violation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Procurement of Goods, Works & Services Rules.

Due to paucity of time mentioned in advertisement, only three bidders submitted their bids out of which the committee did not consider two bidders being non-qualified and instead of re-advertising they accepted the single bidder. He in connivance with others forwarded the technical & Financial Committee’s report for approval without mentioning the discrepancies.

The accused malafidely accepted the false/ forged experience certificates rather verifying its genuineness before processing it further and facilitated allotment of lease to contractor Raz Muhammad Durrani.

Despite the fact he along with other accused prepared and approved TORs for use of the said land for family entertainment facility, however after allotment he with malicious intent entertained the application of accused Raz Muhammad Durrani regarding establishment of Bank on commercial basis in violation of TORs and against the approval of Chief Minister Summary. Thus the accused Ijaz Afzal and Raz Muhammad Durrani along-with others have caused millions of rupees loss to the national exchequer.

The accused Raz Muhammad Durrani has fictitiously acquired the bid in connivance with PDA Officials. He prepared call deposits for himself and that of other two bidders from same Bank account on same day, which manifests the manipulation of bidding process and thus illegally acquired the bid in collusion with PDA Officials.

NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is actively perusing the investigation and role of those who are behind this scam is also expected to be unearthed. The accused persons will be presented in the Accountability Court for obtaining physical remand tomorrow.

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