Peshawar: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Shezada Behram, the then Executive Engineer Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Nowshera presently posted as Manager Small Dams, FATA Development Authority Peshawar allegedly involved in purchase of Sub-standard transformers at exorbitant rates.
As per details the accused Shehzada Behram Executive Engineer purchased electric transformers under Tamir-e-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Health Engineering Department for which PHED was not authorized. Moreover he did not obtain NOC from PESCO.
Furthermore, the transformers so purchased were not as per approved brand of WAPDA/PESCO and were below specifications. The accused purchased 41 numbers of substandard transformers at exorbitant rates through fraudulent bidding process. Thus huge loss was sustained to the national exchequer. It was also revealed during the inquiry that the accused neither take the supplied material on proper stock register nor entrusted it to PESCO for installation.
NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is actively pursuing the inquiry. The accused person will be produced before the Accountability Court for obtaining his physical remand.
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