The Highway Department awarded contracts of some development projects worth Rs260 million to its blue-eyed persons.

A large numbers of contractors have submitted their tenders to the department concerned for development projects but the officials after ignoring the majority contractors allegedly awarded the projects to their favourite contractors.

Later, an association of contractor in a meeting deplored the procedure adopted by the officials of the department. The association president termed it an unjustified act. Due to favouritism, the national economy will suffer Rs60 million loss. The association demanded the Punjab government’s intervention into the matter.