Murad Saeed alleges corruption in Multan-Sukkur motorway project

February 08, 2019

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Says PML-N was involved in hiking up cost of project from Rs259b to 292b. — DawnNewsTV
Says PML-N was involved in hiking up cost of project from Rs259b to 292b. — DawnNewsTV

Minister of Communications Murad Saeed on Friday vowed that corruption in mega infrastructure projects all over the country will be unearthed and the looted amount will be recovered.

Addressing the media in Islamabad, Saeed alleged that the PML-N led-government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Multan-Sukkur Motorway worth Rs259 billion.

"Later, the cost was increased up to Rs292 billion due to financial mismanagement and thus the project suffered a huge loss," state broadcaster Radio Pakistan quoted Saeed as saying.

"The contracts of the projects were awarded to companies of their [the PML-N's] choice, causing losses worth billions to the nation," Saeed said.

"Ahsan Iqbal, Javed Sadiq and the Sharif brothers are involved in this project," the minister alleged.

"Indiscriminate accountability will bring back money looted from the nation," Saeed said while adding that the government will continue "transparent and indiscriminate accountability".

"We will soon uncover corruption in the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government [as well]," he said.

"I will soon put forward the details of how money was transferred to Larkana in PPP's time," Saeed said, adding that Imran Khan's promise of rooting out corruption will come to fruition.

"We have big dreams, we will put the corrupt elements behind bars," the minister concluded.