Peshawar: NAB arrests 2 more officials
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday arrested Ijaz Afzal Khan, a former director Estate Management, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), presently working as director CDA, Islamabad.
The NAB also arrested Raz Muhammad Durrani, allegedly involved in illegal allotment of 5 kanals precious land adjacent to Iqra University Hayatabad in violation of the codal formalities and also on very nominal price for 33 years, with the provision of further extension.
As per an official communiqué issued by the NAB KP, it was stated that during the course of inquiry against officials of PDA and others in allotment of plot to Iqra University, it came to surface that 5 kanals land had been allotted to one Raz Muhammad Durrani through non-transparent bidding process.
It was also revealed in the inquiry that the accused Ijaz Afzal Khan, being member/secretary of the committee to evaluate technical and financial proposals of bidders, violated the rules and regulations and facilitated illegal award of the contract.
The NAB claimed that the accused, being member of the committee, was responsible for scrutinising bid documents but failed to process that transparently. The accused, as a director Estate Management, processed the auction case in complete violation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Procurement of Goods, Works & Services Rules. Due to paucity of time mentioned in advertisement, only three bidders submitted their bids, out of which the committee did not consider two bidders being non-qualified and instead of re-advertising they accepted the single bidder.
It said that he, in connivance with others, forwarded the Technical & Financial Committee’s report for approval without mentioning the discrepancies. The accused accepted the false /forged experience certificates instead of verifying its genuineness.