Early release of funds demanded

KARACHI: Delay in the release of maintenance and repair funds of different departments is creating uncertainty in contactor community and affecting on timely completion of other ongoing projects of same contractors.

Presently, huge bills of contractors in the head of maintenance and repair of different projects have been pending and they are not being cleared as allocated funds are not being released timely. It is being apprehended that these funds or some portion of them might be diverted to other projects. Sources say that some funds of maintenance and repair of irrigation department are likely to be diverted to rain and flood emergency expenses.

However, Voice Against Corruption President Ahsan Bari Advocate has asked for early release of the approved funds and not to divert them to other projects as it could result in corruption and misappropriation.