Contractors demand probe into award of eleven roads contracts in district Bajaur

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PESHAWAR
The government contractors of tribal district Bajaur has alleged corruption in the award of eleven roads construction contracts by the high-way division of Construction & Works (C&W) tribal district Bajaur.
Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) the Bajaur government contractors Zahir Jan, Imran Ullah Khan, Wazir Ali, Noor Rehman, Aman Ullah Khan and others have demanded of the provincial government to probe the process of award of contracts of elven roads in the district.
Zahir Jan said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) C&W department Bajaur highway division in the ongoing year awarded the contracts of eleven roads. He said that a number of construction firms, after fulfilling legal requirements, submitted their bids proposal to Xen highway division Bajaur.
However, they alleged that after sometime the division disqualified a number of experienced and well-known firms without any reasons, adding that the division had awarded contracts to those firms who had approached and used backdoor channels.
The decision had violated rules and regulation and cost millions of rupees to the national exchequer, they added.
Speaking on the occasion, Zahir Jan shared that the contractors have also submitted applications to Chief Minister special assistant on C&W Riaz Khan and Chief Engineer C&W North, Secretary C&W against the anomalies committed in the award of roads construction contracts but action has been taken in this connection.
The contractors made an appeal to CM Mahmood Khan, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court, Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate the contracts awarding process for the construction of eleven roads in the district.