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  January 28, 2017



NAB (KP) Arrest Olas Khan Project Director (BPS – 20) And 2 others of Water Conversation & Productivity Enhancement Through High Efficiency Irrigation System in Pakistan in Misuse of Authority/Corruption

Chitral Times Report

PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  arrested accused Olas Khan Project Director (BPS – 20), Sahibzada Alamgir Khan and Alla Baksh Regional Deputy Project Directors (BPS – 19) of the aforesaid (Drip Irrigation System) project. They are allegedly involved in misuse of authority / corruption and corrupt practice, caused more than Rs.170 million loss to public exchequer.

As per details, the Federal Government in collaboration with the Provincial Government initiated a more than Rs. 2 Billion project titled “Water Conservation and Productivity Enhancement Through High Efficiency Irrigation system in Pakistan” project (Drip Irrigation System) for the purpose of increasing agriculture production by using available irrigation water more efficiently during 2007 – 2012.

During the course of inquiry / investigation it came to surface, that 182 such schemes worth Rs.320 million were approved out of which 158 were initiated in 15 districts of KP Province. Most of them installed in District Bannu and Lakki Marwat. Out of these schemes only 5 were found functional and the rest were found non-functional /non-existent.

The accused persons in connivance with each other release payments for bogus schemes as well as incomplete schemes. They failed to ensure the 20% mandatory contribution of the formers and release the amount to the ineligible formers. They dishonestly fraudulently misappropriated public funds and willfully failed to exercise their authority to prevent loss to public exchequer during implementation of the aforementioned projects.

NAB KP is vigorously pursuing the case, more arrests are on card. The accused persons will be presented in the Accountability Court Peshawar for obtaining their physical remand.



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