Corruption in WAPDA scarp monitoring section
By Waqar Gillani
LAHORE: Misuse of authority in the Scarp Monitoring Organisation (SMO), a subsidiary of the Water And Power Development Authority (WAPDA), has caused financial losses to the WAPDA, sources told Daily Times on Monday.
The sources said a senior officer at the SMO section, Akhtar Jamal (presently director field monitoring north), allegedly helped a former chief engineer of the same section, Mueenul Haq, in making embezzlement in the transport section.
Mr Haq retired on December 14, 1999. On the date of retirement, he transferred the then transport section in-charge Aminul Haq by using his authority and posted Mr Jamal as the new in-charge. Mr Jamal then helped Mr Haq take away the office transport worth Rs 400,000, the sources added.
They said according to the WAPDA notification, no officer was allowed to take away the office transport on his retirement, and the same notice was issued to Mr Haq before his retirement.
Mr Jamal despite receiving many notices from the audit department did nothing in recovering the transport. An application was also forwarded to WAPDA Chairman Zulfiqar Ali Khan but no action was taken yet, said the sources.