LAHORE - Punjab Anti corruption Establishment (ACE) has constituted an investigation team comprising its senior members of Special Investigation Unit to probe the scam of Lahore Ring Road wherein billions of rupees have allegedly been embezzled, sources in the ACE said on Monday. They said that it was big scam of worth billions of rupees but authorities remained unmoved due to unknown reasons. Punjab Chief Minister was also interested to unearth the embezzlement and that was the reason that ACE has started investigations of the case. It is worth mentioning here that ACE had constituted the Special Investigation Unit wherein senior bureaucrats, retired judges and other senior experts were inducted to investigate mega corruption scams a month back. Investigation Team of Ring Road comprises of two senior members including Nasir Javed, Abdul Kahliq Khan and a deputy director investigation, Rao Nasir Jamil who will assist them. A senior officer of ACE seeking anonymity said that there were different types of irregularities in the Ring Road project in different phases, like bogus claims were prepared by the concerned officers of different departments, cheques were issued in the name of the people who were no more in this World. Payments were made and attempts were made to pay to the people who were not bonafide owners of the land. All it was done with the connivance of the officers of the Revenue Department. The Ring Road corruption was discussed in Punjab Assembly where Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, in response to remarks of Oppositions Dr Samia Amjad, told the Assembly that the PML-Q government obliged land mafia through changes in the actual design of the Lahore Ring Road. On a point of order, Shahbaz challenged the assertions of Dr Samia about the last governments achievements. I will bring complete facts and figures in the House, he promised, adding that it was an international practice that the Ring Roads were constructed on the outer boundaries of cities, but the Q-League government changed the Road design to get it passed through the main city, which consequently raised the property rates manifolds, thus further eroding the buying power of the poor to have their own homes. Sources in the ACE claimed that inquiry was in process and it would be finalised within weeks not months and responsible persons would be brought to justice. They said that not only public servants but private citizens involved in causing loss to the national exchequer would be dealt with iron handed.