ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has filed charges against seven officers from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in relation to a contract concerning cleanliness and garbage collection. The CDA had previously awarded a contract worth Rs 650 million per annum.
However, the CDA board canceled the contract, and last year, the director general (sanitation) referred the case to the FIA for an investigation into alleged irregularities in the contract award process.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) dated 30-5-2023, it has been revealed that CDA officers and officials provided undue favor to M/S Anas Brothers Enterprises private limited in awarding various cleaning, sweeping, and waste collection contracts.
With dishonest intentions, the contractor submitted fake, bogus, and duplicate documents to secure the contract illegally.
The FIR states that members of the main technical evaluation committee illegally awarded 15 additional marks during the technical evaluation, disregarding the report of sub-committee I. This fraudulent act allowed the contractor to qualify for the technical bid evaluation.
The FIR suggests that there is a prima facie case against several individuals, including the former director general (civic management) Khalil Ahmed Soomro, former director of law Omar Sagheer, director sanitation Sardar Khan, audit officer Chaudhry Bashir, project director Umar, assistant director Shabbir Hussain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anas Brothers Waseem Shahzad, and the director of the company, Usman Safdar.
The FIR also mentions that the involvement of the former Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz, chief officer Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad Shafaq Hashmi, and other committee members will be investigated further if they are found to be involved in the case.