QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a reference pertaining to alleged embezzlement of more than Rs321 million in the Pasni Fish Harbour rehabilitation project, officials of the anti-graft watchdog said on Friday.

The Pasni Fish Harbour Authority project’s directors Munir Ahmed and Ali Gul Kurd, deputy director Abdul Rub, assistant engineer Khalil Ahmed, chief executive officer of Mehran Engineering Works Nadeem Zafar and one Haleem Abbas have been nominated in the reference filed before an accountability court by NAB’s Balochistan chapter.

A spokesman for NAB said the Balochistan government had drawn up a PC-1 for the extension and rehabilitation of the Pasni Fish Harbour in 2010 and the project directors initiated work in the year 2015. According to PC-1 of the project, a dredger had to be procured to expand and repair the breakwater/safety embankments but the accused allegedly embezzled more than Rs321m released for the project without executing the construction work.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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