Pak-Iran gas pipeline project: Enquiry begins into award of contract to Tadbeer | Pakistan Today

Pak-Iran gas pipeline project: Enquiry begins into award of contract to Tadbeer

An inquiry has been started into the matter of awarding contract of laying Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline to an Iranian company, Tadbeer, on relatively higher rates than the international market.
The record has been sought from the Ministry of Petroleum and Inter State Gas System (ISGS) company in this regard.
According to sources, international price for laying one kilometre of gas pipeline is 10 lakh dollars while the contract for laying Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline was given to the Iranian company at 29 lakh dollars per kilometre to lay 810 kilometres of pipeline. The inquiry has been started against former advisor for petroleum Dr Asim Hussain.
A report of intelligence agencies revealed that kickbacks of 450 million dollars are involved in the contract that caused the initiation of investigation against Dr Asim Hussain.
According to sources, then MD of ISGS Hasan Nawab, who was negotiating for the award of the contract, was removed from his position and Mubeen Saulat was appointed on his place. Final inquiry report will prepared after scrutiny of the records of Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline project.



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  1. B Khan said:

    Another proud moment for Jiyalas and PPP supporters

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