A top associate of the head administrator ventured down and another cried foul on Monday hours after the public unite buster chose to open an investigation into supposed abnormalities in a multimillion-dollar foundation project in Rawalpindi in which the pair have been named.
The arrangement of the 65-kilometer Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) was illicitly changed for the current year to profit a few private lodging projects, as per actuality discovering reports which were appointed to discover claimed lawless acts, debasement and irreconcilable circumstance in the undertaking.
The land designers who purportedly profited by the RRR realignment included Nova City, Capital Smart City, New Airport City/Al Asif Housing, Top City, SAS Developers, Blue World and Islamabad Capital Housing Society.
The resistance requested activity against the individuals who had endorsed the realignment, saying that neither Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Prime Minister Imran Khan nor the “immediate recipients” like Zulfikar Bukhari, the uncommon collaborator to the executive on abroad Pakistanis, and Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the government flight serve, ought to be saved.
PML-N’s Deputy Secretary General Attaullah Tarar has asserted that Sarwar and Bokhari colossally profited by the realignment on the grounds that their properties were situated on the overhauled course.
Zulfikar Bukhari resigned as SAPM on Monday to defend himself. “My prime minister [Imran Khan] has always said that if a person has been named rightly or wrongly in any inquiry, he should cease to hold any public office till his name has been cleared of charges,” he wrote in a series of tweets.
“Owing to the allegations in the ongoing Ring Road inquiry, I want to set this example by resigning from office until my name is cleared up of any allegations and media’s obnoxious lies,” he wrote on his verified handle on the microblogging site.
Bukhari said would stand by the prime minister and his vision as he had already sacrificed his life overseas to come and serve his country. “I am ready to face any inquiry,” he added.
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar, meanwhile, rejected the inquiry report while offering himself up for a “transparent investigation” by NAB, ISI or any other agency. “Prove that I own even an inch of land on Ring Road and I’ll quit politics for good,” he told the media on Monday.
Sarwar said his name did not appear in any inquiry report rather it was taken at someone’s behest. However, he wouldn’t name that “someone”. Instead, he announced that he would file a damage suit against the person who levelled allegations against him.
The developments came hours after NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal ordered an inquiry into the alleged corruption, irregularities and illegal land acquisition in the RRR realignment project. He directed NAB Rawalpindi to conduct an inquiry without any discrimination, on merit, and in accordance with the law in a transparent manner.
“Those responsible should be identified keeping in view all the aspects of the said project so that they can be brought to justice in accordance with the law,” the NAB chairman was quoted as saying in the notification.
“NAB believes in a corruption-free Pakistan,” he added. “NAB is firmly committed to the policy of accountability for all.”