Karachi, Nov 28,2023: The Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT) has launched an investigation into lift scandal – the controversial advance release of 22 crores for the procurement of lifts in the Sindh Secretariat.
Chairman of the Chief Minister Inspection Team, Rafiq Buriro, has entrusted the inquiry of what is now being referred to as the lift scandal to the Director General of the Inspection Team, with a stipulated timeframe of 10 days to submit a comprehensive report.
The Chairman has directed the inclusion of key personnel in the inquiry, namely recently retired Chief Engineer Maqsood Memon of the Works Department, Karachi Circle, current Chief Engineer Arshad Bhutto, Superintending Engineer Tanveer Kalwar, and Assistant Engineer Aftab Malik.
It has come to light that the Works Department authorities executed an advance payment of 22 crore rupees to a company named Pakistan Electric and Civil Works for the acquisition of lifts.
The move has raised eyebrows, prompting the CMIT to intervene and assess the circumstances surrounding the sizeable payment.
The initiation of this inquiry underscores the commitment of the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team to uphold transparency and accountability in public expenditures.
As the investigation unfolds, it is anticipated that further details will emerge, shedding light on the intricacies of the financial transaction and any potential irregularities in the procurement process.