Ring Road Case: Punjab anti-corruption establishment initiates action

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RAWALPINDI: Director General (DG) Anti-corruption Establishment Nafees Gohar during a press conference has stated that action against the complicit in the Rawalpindi Ring Road case has been initiated.

While briefing the media, the DG anti-corruption establishment informed that former commissioner Rawalpindi, Captain (R) Muhamad Gohar has been taken into custody for his alleged involvement.

Similarly, Chairman Land Acquisition, Wasim Tabish has also been arrested for his involvement in the scam.

On the occasion, the DG was of the view that the design of the Ring Road project was altered to benefit various housing societies as a result the total cost of the project ballooned to Rs6bn.

The government will make the report public on the Ring Road scam after Eid-ul-Azha.


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CDA initiates plantation drive on Srinagar Highway

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ISLAMABAD: The Environment Wing of Capital Development Authority (CDA) has initiated a plantation drive along Srinagar Highway.

According to the details, the environment wing of CDA has also started to clear the wild bushes along the Kashmir Highway and has initiated maintenance work at  F-9 Park.

Similarly, the Environment staff West and Parks Directorate of CDA have also launched a cleanliness campaign throughout Islamabad for preserving the environment of the capital. 


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WAPDA initiates development projects worth Rs100bn

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LAHORE: To facilitate the general public, the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has initiated several development projects worth Rs100 billion including the confidence-building measures (CBM) of Diamer Bhasha Dam, Mohmand Dam, Dasu Dam and Tarbela Fifth Extension project.

Apart from generating low-cost hydel electricity, developing irrigated agriculture, and mitigating devastating floods, the authority is responsible for the socio-economic development of people residing in project areas.

To uplift project areas, WAPDA has granted a sum of Rs78.5 billion for various socio-economic projects around Diamer Bhasha Dam being constructed in Chilas town of Gilgit-Baltistan, with a water storage capacity of 8.1MAF and installed power generation capacity of 4,500 megawatts.

A sum of Rs4.57 billion has been allocated for the completion of projects around Mohmand Dam being built across the Swat River in the Mohmand tribal district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The project has a gross water storage capacity of 1.2 MAF and a power generation capacity of 800MW.

A total of Rs17.35 billion has been allocated for development projects related to resettlement, social development and environmental management for property alleviation, around Dasu Hydropower Project being constructed in KP, across the Indus River in Kohistan district.

The projects impacting healthcare, education facilities, etc. are aimed at promoting infrastructure development, improving quality of life and rating on the Human Development Index, read a statement released by WAPDA.


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