En­quiry body re­futes al­le­ga­tions of Raja Riaz

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

LA­HORE: The en­quiry com­mit­tee in re­sponse to the state­ment of Raja Riaz Ah­mad, Min­ster for Ir­ri­ga­tion & Power, that an unau­tho­rized canal had been dug in the area of district Chin­iot, has re­leased its re­port ac­cord­ing to which the state­ment of the min­is­ter "was not based on facts".

Kazim Ali Ma­lik, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Anti-Cor­rup­tion Es­tab­lish­ment Pun­jab and Syed Man­soob Ali Zaidi Sec­re­tary (Retd) I&P Depart­ment, Pun­jab was mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab through a No t i f ica t ion No.PS/SCM.CM3/(D)-10/OT4®75136, dated Au­gust 30, 2010, had con­sti­tuted an En­quiry Com­mit­tee to probe the state­ment of Raja Riaz Ah­mad, Min­ster for Ir­ri­ga­tion & Power, Govern­ment of the Pun­jab, car­ried by print me­dia whereby the wor­thy Min­is­ter had al­leged that Ramzan Sugar Mills, Chin­iot had dug unau­tho­rized canal within the area of District Chin­iot. The En­quiry Com­mit­tee re­quested the Min­is­ter to ar­range his rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the time of spot in­spec­tion and en­quiry pro­ceed­ings sched­uled to be held / con­ducted on Oc­to­ber 02, 2010. In re­sponse to this request, the Min­is­ter ap­pointed Syed Has­san Murtaza, MPA as his rep­re­sen­ta­tive. On Oc­to­ber 02, 2010 at about 10.45 AM, the en­quiry com­mit­tee reached Chin­iot and held a meet­ing with Syed Has­san Murtaza, MPA in the of­fice of DCO Chin­iot. The rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Min­is­ter was con­fronted with the above said al­le­ga­tion made by the Min­is­ter through print me­dia and was asked to point out the unau­tho­rized canal al­legedly dug out by Ramzan Sugar Mills. -Pr

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