NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Arrested Muhammad Aaqil TMO Mardan and Sardar Afridi Contractor
After returning from the National Management Course and taking over the charge of Director General NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by Mr. Shahzad Saleem, the operation to bring the white collar Criminals in the clutches of law has been speeded up and as part of that operation, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Muhammad Aaqil Tehsil Municipal Officer Mardan and Sardar Afridi, Contractor who are allegedly involved in illegal award of contracts for collection of 2% immoveable property tax and thus caused huge loss to the Government exchequer.
During the course of inquiry, it was revealed that Tehsil Municipal Administration Mardan awarded contract in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to blue eye contractor which was in sheer violation of model terms and conditions of Local Council Board (LCB). According to the model terms and conditions of Local Council Board, there will be 15% yearly increase in the contract price but contrary to this TMA in order to extend illegal benefit to the contractor did not care the same and awarded contract below reserved price. The contract awarding process was carried out by TMA Mardan and contractor Sardar Afridi made ring with the bidders and planted his own persons in the bidding process in both years.
NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is actively pursuing the inquiry and more arrests are expected. The accused persons will be produced before the Accountability Court Peshawar for obtaining their physical remand.