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Shehbaz Demands NA Speaker For Ruling On Dam Contract

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif on Friday demanded NA Speaker Asad Qaiser to give rolling on the contract awarded to PM’s advisor Abdul Razak Dawood for construction of Mohmand Dam.

Earlier this month, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) chairman confirmed the joint venture of Descon owned by Adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood and Chinese company, China Gezhouba, won the bid for the construction of the Rs309 billion Mohmand Dam.

While speaking to NA session today, the opposition leader claimed that the move, awarding a project worth more than Rs300 million in single bid, was violation of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules.

He added that borrowed money was being spent blindfoldedly.

Sharif said, “We don’t have any differences with Abdul Razak Dawood but each Pakistani has right to know about expenditures from national treasury.

He priased the federal government for removing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names from Exit Control List (ECL).

“Although the government considered [the matter relating to no-fly-list] it late but any verdict of the Supreme Court cannot be overlooked.”

Commenting on the appointments in Election Commission of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif complained that Prime Minister has not yet initiated consultation for appointment of two members of the commission.