PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday arrested accused Abdul Wahid Tehsil Officer Regulation Mardan for his alleged involvement in illegal award of contracts for collection of 2% immoveable property tax below the reserved price and thus caused huge loss to the Government exchequer.
During the course of inquiry, it was revealed that Tehsil Municipal Administration Mardan awarded contract in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to blue eyed contractor which was in sheer violation of model terms and conditions of Local Council Board (LCB).
According to the model terms and conditions of Local Council Board, there will be 15% yearly increase in the contract price but contrary to this TMA in order to extend illegal benefit to the contractor did not care the same and awarded contract below reserved price.
The contract awarding process was carried out by TMA Mardan and contractor Sardar Afridi made ring with the bidders and planted his own persons in the bidding process in both years.
In years i.e. 2011-12 and 2012-13 the contract of collection of immoveable property tax was awarded below the reserved price.
The accused Abdul Wahid working as Municipal Officer Regulation in DOR Office Mardan had the responsibility to regularize the bidding process.
However, he let fake participants enter in to bidding process and along-with contractor Sardar Afridi manipulated the whole bidding process.