Sindh govt. freezes Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway funds in 6 districts

Provincial govt. will approach fed govt. to issue red warrants against absconding DC of Naushehro Feroze

The absconding Deputy Commissioner will be arrested through Interpol – Murtaza Wahab

Sindh Courier


All the funds earmarked for Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway have been frozen in six districts of the province while Sindh government will approach the federal government to issue red warrant against the absconding Deputy Commissioner of Naushehro Feroze district, who is allegedly involved in embezzlement of the funds.

“Deputy Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner alone cannot do such a big job, and bank and National Highway Authority staff may be involved in the scandal,” Administrator KMC, Sindh Government Spokesperson and Adviser on Law of Sindh government Barrister Murtaza Wahab said addressing a press conference at Sindh Assembly Committee Room on Monday.

Murtaza Wahab said that with reference to the fact-finding inquiry regarding the misappropriation of funds allocated for lands in Matiari district, the Chief Minister is determined to take action against the alleged fraudsters. “The committee has confirmed the irregularities in the preliminary report and a Joint Investigation Team was formed under the chairmanship of the Sindh Home Secretary. During the inquiry, the Sindh government froze the funds allocated for the motorway in six districts,” he said adding that the assistant commissioner had obtained bail from the court, but later he was also taken into custody.

“So far 420 million rupees have been recovered and further inquiry is going on,” he said.

Murtaza Wahab said that some officers of the bank have been detained and some private people are also involved. “The FIR has also been registered in Naushehro Ferroz district. The Deputy Commissioner has fled the country on November 18. Now it has been decided that the anti-corruption department will contact the federal government so that a red warrant can be issued for arrest of DC through the Interpol.”


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