Federal Minister for Housing and Works Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has ordered an in-depth inspection and monitoring of all Pak-PWD projects
Islamabad: Taking strict notice of gross violations of PPRA Rules 2004 by some officials of Pak-Public Works Department (Pak-PWD), Federal Minister for Housing and Works Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has ordered an in-depth inspection and monitoring of all Pak-PWD projects to ensure merit and judicious utilization of public funds.
The order of inspection and monitoring of Pak-PWD projects has been issued by Federal Minister Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat in line with his zero-tolerance policy against corruption.
Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat in his order to DG Pak-PWD said: “The Ministry of Housing and Works has steadfastly encouraged a clear policy of merit and zero corruption since I took over in May 2011.
To augment these efforts several measures have been undertaken including training workshops on full adherence to PPRO Rules 2004. Besides, disciplinary actions have also been initiated against corrupt officials of Pak-PWD found wanting in commitment and observance of rules.”
The order of the minister says that it has been observed with immense concern that despite this, responsible officials of the department continue to blatantly flout rules, indulge in gross violation of financial principles, including fudging of accounts, and undertake substandard projects with scant respect for quality.
“Therefore in order to ensure complete merit and judicious and proper employment of public funds, Mr Sikandar Hayat Maken, Project Director, Policy Planning and Monitoring Cell, Ministry of Housing and Works is being deputed to carry out inspection, checking and monitoring of all Pak PWD projects, forthwith. The authorized officer shall check accounts and procedures followed by relevant officials in various Divisions, Circles and Zones and report to Minister’s Office his findings,” the order adds.
Federal Minister Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has also directed DG Pak PWD to provide complete support and access to Mr Maken in the performance of his duties and ‘any non-compliance will be dealt strictly.’
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