Rawalpindi Ring Road scam : Punjab govt removes six officers
RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has removed six officers for being involved in Rawalpindi Ring Road scam.
The provincial government held an inquiry which revealed that the actual plan was altered.
However, the changes were made in order to benefit some personalities as the alteration in the plan would give a rise in the cost of the project by Rs25bn.
Imran Khan stopped the project after the revelation of the scam.
Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Capt (R) Muhammad Anwarul Haq, Deputy Commissioner Attock Ali Anan Qamar and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenew) Capt (R) Shoaib Ali were removed from their posts with immediate effect and directed to report to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD).
Moreover, Deputy Commissioner Chakwal Capt (R) Bilal Hashim has been given the additional charge of the Rawalpindi District. Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Attock, Shehryar Arif Khan has been given additional charge of the post of deputy commissioner Attock, while Additional Deputy Commissioner General Capt (R) Qasim Ijaz will also take care of the Revenue Dept of Rawalpindi District.
The Assistant Commissioner Rawalpindi Saddar Ghulam Abbas and Assistant Commissioner Fateh Jang Muhammad Azeem Shaukat Awan have also been asked to report to the Punjab S&GAD.
Earlier, the Prime Minister Imran Khan directed CM Usman Buzdar to carry out an investigation regarding the scam.