Rawalpindi Development Authority DG captain (r) Abdul Sattar made OSD

By: News Desk      Published: 12:07 PM, 18 May, 2021
Ring Road scandal
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The Punjab government has made Rawalpindi Development Authority Director General Captain (retd) Abdul Sattar as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in connection with his alleged role in the Ring Road scandal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

A notification has been issued in this regard that directs the director general of RDA to report to provincial Services and Group Administration Department (S&GA).

PPP senior leader Sherry Rehman said, “The investigation report of the Ring Road corruption scandal has once again exposed the PTI government. The money of the nation and the country is being returned ruthlessly. The cost of the project was increased by Rs 25 billion to benefit a few people in the government? Are these the same people who came from the country to eradicate corruption?”

In a tweet she questioned has anyone been convicted in sugar, flour, medicine, petrol and other corruption scandals and claimed no action will be taken against anyone after the report of Ring Road corruption scandal. 

A day before, the PM Special Assistant on Overseas also resigned after allegedly being involved in the Rawalpindi Ring Road extension scandal.

Earlier, Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Rawalpindi Ring Road project had been launched to reduce traffic load in public and national interest, but efforts were made to use it for personal benefits. 

She alleged, “The alignment of the 65-kilometre-long Ring Road was illegally altered and the predetermined route was changed when the expression of interest had already been advertised.”

Firdous Ashiq alleged, “Former Rawalpindi commissioner Muhammad Mehmood and his associates illegally prepared the alignment plan of the road in connivance with the consultant.”

Reporter Qaisar Khokhar.