Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal investigation report clears political figures 

By: News Desk      Published: 08:14 PM, 14 Jul, 2021
Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal investigation report clears political figures 

The preliminary investigation report of the Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal has cleared all the political figures as no name of any cabinet member name has been included in the report, reported 24News HD TV channel on Wednesday.

The Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab submitted the preliminary investigation report of the Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal to the Prime Minister. 

According to the report, the Anti-Corruption Establishment examined 21,000 pages and recorded the statements of about 100 people during the probe. 

The report said the realignment of the ring road and illegal award were proved. The change in ring road alignment was not approved by the Provincial Development Board, it said.

The matter of Rawalpindi Ring Road project related housing societies will be investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab has registered a case against the project director (PD) and deputy director as well as other relevant people. 

According to the findings, no separate meeting on alignment with CM was held.  The PD and RDA were responsible for the approval of alignment, the report said.  

The report further said that the claim of the project director regarding the Punjab chief minister’s approval proved wrong. The project director and deputy director proposed five new interchanges at Nakrali, Chak Beli, Adyala, Airport & Chakri Road to give benefit to the housing societies while the prime ministers’ orders were violated in the project. 

Revised the PC-I added a Cost of Rs 10 Billion to the project, the report said.

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