Nab KP arrests accused involved in facilitating illegal award of contracts

Peshawar: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in its indiscriminate drive against corruption today arrested accused Haji Khan Akbar Afridi Contractor who is allegedly involved in facilitating illegal award of contracts for collection of 2% immoveable property tax and thus caused huge loss to the Government exchequer.

During the course of inquiry, it was revealed that Tehsil Municipal Administration Mardan awarded contract in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to blue eyed contractor which was in sheer violation of model terms and conditions of Local Council Board (LCB). According to the model terms and conditions of Local Council Board, there will be 15% yearly increase in the contract price but contrary to this TMA in order to extend illegal benefit to the contractor did not care the same and awarded contract below reserved price.

The accused person Haji Khan Akbar Afridi contractor in connivance with TMA Officials and contractor Sardar Afridi planted his own persons in the bidding process. Hence fetched bid on predetermined low price for 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Haji Khan Akbar Afridi will be produced before the Accountability Court Peshawar for obtaining his physical remand.

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