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Anti-corruption completes inquiry into Rawalpindi Ring Road project


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LAHORE: Anti-corruption department on Thursday completed inquiry into the Rawalpindi Ring Road scam, ARY News reported.

The anti-corruption official said that they examined 21,000 documents to conclude their investigations and it emerged that the total cost of the project was raised to Rs60 billion after a change in the alignment of the Ring Road project.

According to the final challan of the case submitted in the anti-corruption court,  former Rawalpindi commissioner Capt (retd) Mohammad Mahmood, Wasim Tabish and Abdullah are named in the scam.

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The team has submitted a list of 30 witnesses in the case. The accused are held responsible for causing a loss of Rs2.60 billion to the national exchequer in the Ring Road case.

According to the ACE’s inquiry report, large-scale irregularities have been found in the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. Due to the alleged irregularities and changes in the original design, the cost of the project increased from Rs2 billion to 60 billion, read the report.

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