Govt should take notice of corruption in Radio Pakistan: PEW

December 5, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday asked the government to take note irregularities in the financially troubled Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation.

An official of the institution is misusing authority and violating rules and regulations to benefit certain quarters which is put an additional burden of around Rs30 million on the public exchequer, it said.

Radio Pakistan issued an annual tender for provision of security services in June for the provision of 312 security guards and supervisors for its facilities stretched across country but the winning company was side-lined illegally, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that the company which was providing security to installations of Radio Pakistan since last five years quoted minimum rates as compare to other participating companies but the same was not awarded tender.

The winner company quoted Rs14500 for one security guard whereas other companies that quoted Rs 19600 and Rs 17000 were awarded contracts for securing Radio Pakistan premises in Zone I (Islamabad, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Zone II (Sindh and Balochistan).

The decision of the administration of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is not only illegal but also wrong as it will put additional burden on exchequer therefore it should be reversed and NAB should be directed to probe the matter to punish the culprits.