The National Highway Authority (NHA) has sought details about the motorway funds from Sindh government, misappropriated in a mega scam on Wednesday. The NHA has asked about the extent of funds released for land procurement for the motorway project, misappropriated in the scandal.
A fact-finding committee of the NHA also visited Matiari and Naushehro Feroz districts. The committee members held meetings with the real owners of the land and sought details of the matter from them, sources said. The highway authority has also demanded of the provincial government to handover the matter to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for inquiry into the scam.
“It is a matter of banking transactions, the NAB should be entrusted for return of the amount,” NHA officials quoted as saying. Chief Secretary has sought permission from the Chief Minister of Sindh over the matter.
Earlier, the Sindh government wrote to the federal government seeking suspension of deputy commissioner Naushehro Feroz over his role in the M-6 graft scandal. It has been disclosed that deputy commissioner Tashfeen Alam, has also been involved in the scandal, according to sources. The DC has been in hiding for last four days, sources said.
The amount was released by the government to deputy commissioners for procurement of land for the motorway, was misappropriated. The Sindh government has also constituted a team for arrest of Tashfeen Alam.