ISLAMABAD - An official who had conducted an inquiry into corruption worth billions of rupees in the purchase of land for the Diamar-Bhasha Dam project has been transferred to Siachen for speaking the truth.

Chilas Assistant Commissioner Naeem Qaisar had revealed in an investigation report that barren land was sold in the name of agricultural land while compensating people and caused huge losses to the national exchequer.

The documents available with Online reveal that after reports of huge embezzlements in the purchase of the land, a committee, headed by Qaisar, was formed by the Chilas deputy commissioner to probe the matter. Qaiser said in a report that corruption of Rs 570 million had been committed in the purchase of land of only three areas.

According to the report, a local tehsildar had shown barren land as agricultural land while making compensation to the owners. As per the report, fake ‘Khasras’ were included in the compensation list. Of 1,230 Khasras in one Mouza, 47 were changed deliberately, causing a loss of Rs 350 million, the report says.