Wednesday, November 30, 2022

No cabinet member involved in Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal: Fawad

No cabinet member involved in Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal: Fawad

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that no cabinet member involved in Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal.

After an investigation was launched into the matter, it was revealed that not only the alignment of the road was changed but it had been expanded towards Attock by 29 kilometres, Fawad said. "The reason for expanding the road was to benefit several housing societies," he added.

Regarding the alleged involvement of Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan in influencing the officials to change the design of the project, Fawad said that so far, there is no evidence of the involvement of any minister or adviser in the Rawalpindi Ring Road (R3) project.

According to the initial inquiry, he said, the commissioner confirmed the reports that the former commissioner and some officers were involved in the scandal, suggesting sending the matter to the departments concerned for further investigation.