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Briefing on LWMC contracts

By Our Staff Reporter 2019-07-24
LAHORE: Information and Commerce Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal on Tuesday briefed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on its concerns about the contracts of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC).

The NAB sought details from Aslam Iqbal regarding completion of term of contracts with Turkish contractors.

The bureau said the earlier contracts of LWMC were `very expensive, over priced and exorbitant`.

`NAB Director General Shahzad Saleem had the briefing of all stake holders to share the future plans for collection and disposal of solidwaste from Lahore city,` it said.

Mr Saleem said during the process of granting approval to the contracts signed with international company, some of the sections of the contracts were mala-fidely kept hidden from the board members of LWMC. He also showed serious concerns and reservations over the ongoing arrangements of LWMC for solid waste management and also stressed for more efficient and economic arrangements.

Aslam Iqbal said the chief minister had constituted a committee on the issue of LWMC to look into these matters.

NBP: The NAB also held an anticorruption seminar for the awareness of the National Bank of Pakistan staff.It was participated by Dilbar Husain Khan, regional head NBP, regional management team, branch managers, operations managers and others of ficers.

NAB Director Syed Mohammed Husnain Ahmed addressed the seminar and emphasised the importance of the awareness of the NAB rules among the bank staff.

He said if all institutions joined hands against the corruption, Pakistan could become corruption free country.

Dilbar Husain Khan said both institutions could mutually benefit each other`s experiences.

He said such awareness sessions would help enhance the cooperation among the institutions and knowledge of the bank staff.