WAPDA sues fake complainant in Supreme Court


Staff Reporter


Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the elements involved in filing false complaint to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The elements also filed frivolous writ petition before the Lahore High Court against award of Consultancy Contract for Mohmand Dam to impede development of water resources in general and construction of Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project in particular.
With a view to find out the real culprits and bringing them to the justice the petition would be heard by the 5-Member Implementation Bench of the Supreme Court, said a press release. WAPDA has prayed that the apex court may direct the investigating agencies to find out the real culprit behind such frivolous exercises against the projects by unnecessarily involving the Courts, the NAB and the executing organizations.
It is pertinent to mention that a complaint was lodged in the name of Mehboob Elahi to the NAB on May 21, 2019 against award of Consultancy Contract for Mohmand Dam Project. The NAB was requested to take action against WAPDA for procuring the consultancy services in violation of the rules.