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No cupboard member concerned in Rawalpindi Ring Street rip-off: Fawad

Minister for Information Fawad Hussain
Minister for Info Fawad Hussain on Tuesday made some revelations in regards to the Rawalpindi Ring Street (R3) scandal and stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested to probe the matter after an engineer wrote a letter to him, saying that the alignment of the street had been modified.

After an investigation was launched into the matter, it was revealed that not solely the alignment of the street was modified however it had been expanded in direction of Attock by 29 kilometres, Fawad stated.

“The rationale for increasing the street was to profit a number of housing societies,” stated Fawad.

Concerning the alleged involvement of Particular Assistant to the PM on Abroad Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan in influencing the officers to alter the design of the undertaking, Fawad stated that thus far, there is no such thing as a proof of the involvement of any minister or adviser within the Rawalpindi Ring Street (R3) undertaking.

He added that Bukhari had tendered his resignation on ethical grounds. Each the federal government functionaries have rejected the accusations, saying they’ve been “wrongly dragged into the matter.

“All residents are equal within the eyes of legislation. Now there might be investigations into all allegations whether or not these are in opposition to opposition leaders, cupboard members, the forms or any establishment,” he stated in a collection of tweets after the R3 scandal exploded within the media.

Fawad Chauhdry stated the precept of ‘answerability’ can be relevant to everybody going through any accusations, including it was the change within the system that had been promised.

The minister stated it was solely potential in Imran Khan’s authorities that the allegations had been probed if levelled in opposition to whosoever. He stated that opposite to that, throughout the tenures of PML-N and PPP, media had been highlighting wrongdoings loud and clear, however all went unheard.

Now, he stated, the PTI authorities had modified the system because it strongly believed that authorities officers ought to have concern of accountability moreover influential personalities had been additionally not above the legislation.

Fawad stated the PM was apprised in regards to the matter of the Ring Street undertaking {that a} 23-kilometre stretch was added within the unique alignment to profit housing societies that led to the extra cost of Rs20 billion on account of land procurement.

Following this, the minister stated the Punjab chief minister, in addition to Commissioner Rawalpindi, was requested to probe the matter.

In line with the preliminary inquiry, he stated, the commissioner confirmed the stories that the previous commissioner and a few officers had been concerned within the scandal, suggesting sending the matter to the departments involved for additional investigation.