Islamabad, January 31, 2018: Chairman NAB Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal sought report from NAB Karachi regarding alleged media report of objections of NAB on Karachi Safe City Project installing cameras in Karachi city and non reply of a letter written by Sindh IT department to NAB in 2015.
Chairman NAB said that no hurdles would be tolerated under Safe City Project in Karachi including installing security cameras in Karachi. The cameras installation process should be transparent and should be in accordance with law.
As per the report of NAB Karachi NAB, a complaint was received by NAB Karachi regarding misuse of Authority and violation of Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SPPRA) rules. After complaint verification, it was found that the complaint was found correct and NAB asked Sindh Public Procurement Regularity Authority (SPPRA) on December 09, 2016 that the feasibility and tendering of consultancy services under City project should be cancelled as it is against the SPPRA rules and re-tendering should be made as per SPPRA rules under intimation to NAB. Besides, writing letter to SPPRA, NAB had also informed Secretary Information Technology Department Sindh. NAB has categorically denied the alleged media report and said that NAB is not responsible for delay in Safe City project, Karachi.