Assistant Chief, P&D Deptt arrested by NAB Involved in Rs.110 Million Embezzlement

September 7, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Peshawar: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested accused Tehsil Zaman, Assistant Chief (BPS-18), and Planning & Development Department Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who in connivance with other embezzled Rs.110.00 Million rupees in the procurement of sanitation vehicles for Local Govt Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on exorbitant rates.

As per details, a complaint was received at this Bureau wherein it was alleged that the officers/officials of Local Govt Department Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has purchased sanitation vehicles inflated price and caused huge loss to the Govt Exchequer.

During the course of inquiry it was revealed that the officers rejected the lowest bidder on flimsy ground in complete violation of law awarding contract to Ms. Meraj Ltd which was the highest bidder.

The accused Tehsil Zaman Assistant Chief was the representative of P&D Deptt in the Intra Departmental Purchase Committee constituted for this procurement. He was also the member of sub-committee constituted for technical evaluation. He worked in connivance with other accused person and signed technical evaluation without getting any report from the sub-committee member.

Potential lower bidders were knocked out on petty grounds in technical evaluation approved by him. In technical evaluation approved by him, the potential lower bidders were knocked out without giving any cogent reasons in order to support the highest bidder.

The inquiry is being actively pursued by NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and more alarming facts are to come-out. Accountability Court granted 10 days physical custody of the accused person to NAB.