NHA under scrutiny

Islamabad: A Letter has been written to the Auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) by Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed requesting to conduct a detailed inquiry into NHA. The letter states that a special audit should be conducted of Five mega projects of National Highway Authority (NHA) namely Lyari Expressway, Khuzdar-Shahdadkot Highway (M-8), Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Highway (M-8), Lowari Tunnel (N-45) Civil Works, and Kalat-Quetta-Chaman Highway (N-25).

The letter claims that these projects were intentionally delayed to induce escalation in prices. The AGP has been given 30 days to submit a detailed report about the audit

The Minister said that there will be no compromise on transparency and accountability that is why from the first day the government has implemented revolutionary vision of change and reforms in the institutions. He has also directed the ministry’s officials to launch a smart phone app (application) within a month to provide necessary information particularly the project’s implementation, execution and progress in the desired region.