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Shahbaz govt caused loss of billions of rupees to exchequer
PML Punjab issues investigating paper regarding incomplete projects
 
 
 
 Shahbaz govt caused loss of  billions of rupees to exchequer

LAHORE - PR - An investigating paper issued by the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) Punjab provincial secretariat here has disclosed that Shahbaz Sharif was hurt by Rs 27 billion loss to the national kitty by delay in the completion of Nandipur Power Project but whom he will hold responsible for the huge loss of billions of rupees to the Punjab exchequer by his own hands due to leaving the projects incomplete, says a press release.
PML Punjab has stated in an investigating paper issued in this regard that because of dozens of projects of public welfare of which some were 90 percent complete during the last year (2007) of the tenure of Ch Parvaiz Elahi, were shelved. The press release further says that tens of millions of people were being denied their fruits and their construction costs had gone up by more than 100 per cent
Additional burden of billions of rupees has been put on the exchequer. According to the investigating paper delay in the completion of projects have so far put additional burden of over Rs 30 billion on the Punjab exchequer.
Wazirabad Cardiology Hospital started during the tenure of Ch Parvaiz Elahi was scheduled to become functional in 2008 but remaining 10 per cent work was still incomplete even after six years due to negligence of the government. Costly machinery has been stolen and cost estimate has gone up by Rs one billion, who is responsible for this loss?  Ch Parvaiz Elahi got Murree Water Supply project on which Rs 1. 5 billion were spent against total estimated cost of Rs 3.5 billion. This project was also incomplete so far. Its cost has been doubled to Rs 7 billion. Who is responsible for this loss?
Ch Parvaiz got construction of new building of Punjab Assembly so that the members of the provincial assembly, parliamentary secretaries and administrative secretaries should all be seated under one roof for the facility of the people and discouraging red tapism. Its 80 per cent work was completed by 2007 and all essential machinery was also procured. But this project was also lying incomplete for the last six years without any more progress and its cost has increased by Rs 3 billion due to delay in its completion. Who is responsible for this loss?
42 new colleges were constructed in the province by 2007, last year of the tenure of Ch Parvaiz, which were not provided staff and furniture even after six years. Additional funds of Rs 3 billion were required for making these colleges functional. Who is responsible for this loss?
Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College was scheduled to be completed in 2009 at an estimated cost of Rs 2 billion but it was still incomplete. Due to delay, its cost has gone up by Rs 2 billion. Who is responsible for this?
Ministers Block was also got completed with modern facilities to facilitate the people and speedy disposal of official work and its only 10 per cent work remained. Due to delay additional funds of Rs 2. 5 billion were now required. Who is responsible for this loss?
Work on IT Tower had been completed up to 95 per cent in 2007 but it was shut by Shahbaz govt on coming into power in 2008. Afterwards, work on it was started again by paying penalty of Rs 35 crore to the same Chinese company and due to delay additional funds of Rs 50 crore were spent. Who is responsible for this additional loss of Rs 85 crore?
50 per cent work of Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower was completed during the tenure of Ch Parvaiz. Tens of thousands of rupees loss occurred to the exchequer by stopping this project. Who is responsible for this loss?
Burn Unit of Faisalabad, Bahawalpur Cardiology Centre and Kidney Centre projects were all scheduled to be completed by 2009. Because of suspension of work during last six years, construction cost of these projects has increased by Rs 2 billion. Who is responsible for this loss?
Ch Parvaiz launched Land Record Computerisation project which was scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2012. Six years delay has increased its cost by Rs 6 billion. Who is responsible for this loss?
It has been further revealed in the investigating paper that details of huge losses running into billions of rupees caused to the public exchequer due to leaving incomplete inter-district roads construction projects, schools, colleges, hospitals, Seerat Academy, Industrial Estate projects was in addition to these incomplete projects listed above.
It has been further stated in the investigating paper that if the Punjab Chief Minister has even little bit concern for the hard earned income of the people which was paid in the exchequer as taxes then he should identify those responsible for the huge loss of Rs 30 billion and get them harshest possible punishment so that the way of such losses should be closed in future.

 
 
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