SC questions actions against RPPs defaulters

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed on Wednesday hearing of alleged corruption in rental power projects, SAMAA reports.A two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chudhry and Justice Arif Hussain Khilji, heard the case.The CJP said a fraud case should have been registered against those found responsible for misapplications in the project, “but has any action been taken?” he questioned.On which NEPRA counsel, Najam Ul Hasan Kazmi, said orders of action were issued after irregularities, but no such order was obeyed.
He told the court that people had their ways in the rental project, not following rules and regulations, adding that Young-jin company’s matter was not presented before NEPRA officials, and it was given advance payment without tariff approval.The CJP said there was no justification of giving payments to a company which not filed application for tariff.Kazmi contended before the jury that NEPRA had prohibited granting of such contracts, saying that no rental power company, other than the Gulf, followed the agreement.He said rental companies were paid their advances in dollars, and they returned the money in rupees, therefore, the loss might touch billions of rupees. SAMAA



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