KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed federal authorities to assess the outstanding dues of a private contractor who carried out renovation work at Karachi State Guesthouse.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar was seized with a petition seeking court directives to the foreign affairs ministry to make payment of outstanding amount of Rs1.5 million with 10% surety of Rs3.5 million.
The bench directed the firm to submit its outstanding claims to the relevant authorities so that it could be decided within a month.
The Riasat Brothers, a private company, submitted that they had carried out renovation work at the State Guesthouse but their dues were still not cleared.
It stated that that federal government approved PC-I for the project at a reduced cost of Rs228,618 million and included suggestions in the PC-I.
The contractor told the court that despite the fact that all renovation work was completed, the federal authorities had not executed the revised PC-1 yet and an amount of Rs 1.5 million was not being paid which was causing undue financial hardship to it.
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