CJP Saqib Nisar will hear notices on Punjab’s mega projects and PKLI


Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear suo motu notices at Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry today.

CJP Saqib Nisar will hear suo motu notices on projects initiated in Punjab and Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). Two benches were created to hear both cases. In Bench I, CJP Saqib Nisar, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, and Justice Umar Ata Bandial are present. In another Bench, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Manzoor Malik, and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa are present.

Secretary health and advocate general of Punjab appeared before the court for PKLI hearing.

Amid the hearing, forensic auditor Kokab Zuberi introduced a report in view of his findings, as indicated by which the undertaking of PKLI was evaluated to be finished in Rs12.7 billion however the cost has gone up to Rs53 billion.

Kokab Zuberi said that so far Rs20 billion have been spent on the foundation, while portion of Rs33 billion has been prompted for the current monetary year. In addition, framework of the establishment must be finished by December 2017 yet despite everything it stands deficient, the scientific reviewer said.

This, as well as the present structure has begun getting to be neglected with spilling rooftops. The main equity commented that endorsement for PKLI was not looked for from Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.

At a hearing in June, the main equity looked for an answer from PKLI and the Punjab government after misappropriation of Punjab cash at the organization surfaced in a review report.

CJP Saqib Nisar lamented that a weighty measure of millions was being paid in pay rates at PKLI, while Rs2 million was going in the pocket of the leader of the organization’s head every month.


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