WAPDA projects may hit snag over funds delay

A sub-panel of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament on Tuesday changed into knowledgeable that critical tasks of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) might hit a delay as Rs5 billion approved for them with the aid of the Planning Commission this month had not been acquired but.

The water sources secretary similarly instructed the sub-committee that they have got been traveling special ministries for the beyond 25 days for this motive but to no avail.

The convener of the sub-committee, MNA Barjees Tahir, reprimanded the Planning Division in addition to finance ministry for the put off in the provision of funds.

The officials of the finance ministry advised the committee that it turned into the responsibility of the Planning Division to trouble the price range.

The sub-committee assembly started out with the presence of handiest its convener however despite the shortage of quorum, he allowed it to hold in any case.During the meeting, the audit reviews of the water resources ministry from 2017-18 to 2018-19 were reviewed.

It changed into additionally disclosed in the course of the assembly that the water resources ministry’s rehabilitation of the Jabban Hydropower Plant in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa that have to have price Rs1.3 billion became finished at an amount of Rs3.Ninety five billion.

The audit report stated that the venture become speculated to be finished in November 2011 but became completed in 2018.

The audit officers said the mission had been completed for 5 years however PC-four had no longer been permitted.

The sub-committee directed the authorities to have the PC-four approved through the Planning Commission inside 15 days.

It turned into also found out that over Rs1 billion changed into lost because of a fault in a energy unit of Gomal Zam Dam.

The audit file study that during 2016, the whole plant was shut down because of the failure of one in all its units.

WAPDA officers said the mission contract have been presented but there has been issue in starting the letter of credit score (LC).

They expressed their issues over the task last shut for almost seven years.

The convener cited that the hassle of LC no longer opening changed into new even as the challenge had been closed for seven years in any case.

A day in advance, any other sub-panel of the PAC reprimanded the officers of the enterprise ministry and Engineering Development Board (EDB) over the exploitation of vehicle consumers.

Chairing a assembly of the PAC sub-committee on Monday, Saleem Mandviwalla said the automobiles being synthetic domestically were of extremely negative nice and sold at exorbitant prices.

He referred to that the people of Pakistan favored imported used motors over the brand new regionally-assembled ones.

He warned that the cases of exploitation of purchasers may be stated the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The sub-committee met in Islamabad to talk about the troubles faced through the people in reference to the automobile industry.

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