KARACHI: Officers of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and powerful charged parking mafia have been found involved in corruption worth billions of rupees as various bids in auctions of charged parking turned out to be bogus.
A Karachi-based senior reporter, Syed Farid Alam’s report has highlighted the massive corruption which is inflicting billions of rupees loss to the public exchequer.
It has been revealed that the auctions are systematically being made abortive. The contractors who participated in the auction have happily let the 10 percent of the pay order, submitted in the name of the government, confiscated.
According to sources, the contractors in cooperation with the KMC officers won the bids by offering big money. However, they did not pay the money and got their 10 percent of the bid confiscated. Henceforth, the said sites despite their being auctioned could not be awarded to the contractors, so they would now be jointly run by KMC officers and contractors unofficially, while the government institution would bear all the losses.
Sources said that irrelevant officials, wearing caps and jackets of KDA, DMC and KMC, openly receive their desired fee for parking by printing fake receipt books of government organisations.