PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has initiated a probe into complaints regarding alleged corruption in the billion tree tsunami project of the provincial government.

According to a statement issued here on Thursday, a team of officers was constituted to conduct a probe into the alleged embezzlement of funds in the project. It was stated that in this connection a briefing was given by concerned officers of the forest department to director general KP NAB Farmanullah Khan. The briefing was attended by directors and other relevant officers.

A team of the forest department which briefed the NAB officials included secretary forest, chief conservator (Region-I), project director billion tree tsunami and officers of monitoring and evaluation, forest department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The NAB team asked questions regarding different aspects of the project such as allocation and utilization of funds, saplings and self-growing seeds, procurement of plants, procedure for plantation, free distribution, hiring of Negehbaan, procedure for payments, etc.

It was stated that the process of inquiry into the billion tree tsunami project had been initiated in compliance with the directives issued by NAB Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2018

Opinion

Last call
Updated 23 Sep 2021

Last call

The exchange rate alone can no longer absorb the full impact of the deterioration in the current account.
Appeasing terrorists
Updated 22 Sep 2021

Appeasing terrorists

The policy of appeasement has not worked in the past and it certainly will not work now.

Editorial

Dialogue, at last
Updated 23 Sep 2021

Dialogue, at last

The govt has attempted to make the ECP controversial at a time when its input is critical for the poll reforms
AUKUS controversy
Updated 23 Sep 2021

AUKUS controversy

Instead of flexing its military muscle, the Western bloc needs to engage China at the negotiating table.
Provocative act
Updated 23 Sep 2021

Provocative act

Afghan Taliban flags have been found hoisted at Jamia Hafsa seminary three times since Aug 21.
22 Sep 2021

Interest rate hike

THE State Bank’s decision to raise its key interest rate by 25bps to 7.25pc underpins its acceptance of emerging...
PCB chief’s challenge
Updated 22 Sep 2021

PCB chief’s challenge

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has propelled fears of regional insecurity.
22 Sep 2021

No need for secrecy

THE government should not make a mountain out of the Toshakhana molehill. That would only encourage speculation of...