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Huge national loss

January 12, 2019

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THE PML-N tenure on the treasury benches ended on May 31, 2018. However, before the party stepped down, the then prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visited different parts of the country in a whirlwind manner laying the foundation stone for large and small projects.

Mr Abbasi inaugurated the Tarbela Dam IV Extension project prematurely in March 2018, reportedly against the advice of German engineers working on it. The premature inauguration caused a Rs25 billion loss to the exchequer and delays its completion.

The question that arises is why Mr Abbasi insisted on inaugurating an incomplete project and who will bear this colossal loss to national interests?

Nobody seems to address this issue.

Osama Asim

Islamabad

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2019

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