SIALKOT

An Anti Corruption Establishment special after completing inquiry has found guilty three officials of Pasrur Tehsil Municipal Administration including the TMO in the embezzlement of funds worth Rs25 million of 81 development schemes in the tehsil.

The ACE has also ordered immediate registration of corruption cases against the officials. ACE Regional Director Muzaffar Khan Sial told newsmen that the TMA had announced the construction of 81 small and big developmental schemes worth Rs25 million and published tender notices in some Islamabad-based newspapers, which usually do not reach Pasrur. Due to which, Tehsil Municipal Officer Mehboob Butt, town officer Ghulam Mustafa and sub engineer Adeel connived with some local contractors and plundered Rs25 million in these schemes.

In January 2014, some special teams of Anti Corruption Establishment comprising senior technical experts had started a probe into the alleged fraud and corruption of millions of rupees during the allotment of contracts. The ACE also seized the official record of the contracts.

The officials and the contractors were declared guilty after their proved malpractice and corruption during the allotment of the contracts.

UP-GRADATION: The up-gradation of four 66 KV grid stations located at Head Marala, Daska, Siraanwali (Sialkot district) and at Malikwal (Gujrat district) was briskly underway by the Gepco with Rs1 billion spending.

According to Chief Executive of Gepco Gujranwala Region Mian Muhammad Muneer, Gepco’s Board of Directors has approved the up-gradation of these grid stations for providing maximum connections of electricity to the local industrial units, as the said low capacity grid stations are unable to serve the local industries in a better way.

He said that the project would be completed in a stipulated period of two years and it would be help minimise overloading and tripping. He added that the low capacity grid stations are unable to serve the local industries in a better way.