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
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
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.