The National Highway Authority (NHA) has been ordered to submit details of Multan-Sukkur motorway project to the Senate Standing Committee on Communications after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Nauman Wazir alleged Rs137 billion corruption, a local media outlet reported on Tuesday.
Wazir said that three Chinese companies were asked to submit a feasibility report for the 392 km road and they all estimated project cost between Rs240 billion and Rs245 billion. A local company also submitted a report estimating similar costs but a Rs440 billion project was awarded to a Chinese company.
He alleged that Rs137 billion had been embezzled in the project and said the Chinese company must be asked to return the funds and renegotiate deals under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
NHA Chairman Jawad Rafique Malik assured that all relevant details will be provided.