While discussing the procedure of procurement of materials, both technical and building, involved in the construction of New Islamabad international Airport as per PPRA
rules and the details of assigning contracts for construction of the airport to a foreign company, the Committee observed that there have been violations of PPRA
rules in excessive numbers and the project has had many flaws which can be attributed to weakness of PPRA
as well as the project administration.
While discussing the procedure of procurement of materials, both technical and building, involved in the construction of a new airport in Islamabad as per PPRA
rules and the details of assigning contracts for the construction of the airport to a foreign company, the committee observed that there had been violations in excessive numbers.
'However, with the support of some influential people in the ministry, he got the contract in violations of the PPRA
rules and regulations,' he added.
The petition was filed by PPRA
Director General (Human Resources) Saima Tasneem, who alleged that the appointment of Mohammad Zubair as PPRA
director general and his subsequent appointment as acting managing director violates the principles of transparency and merit.
The participants were of the view that there were some clauses in PPRA
rules, such as rule 10, which prevented open competition.
The PAC Chairman said that PPRA
officials were ill-prepared for today's meeting, adding that
International bidding for eligible firms or joint ventures (JVs) was invited for procurement in accordance with PPRA
and PEC provisions.
This means the PPRA
paid the company Sh113,065,052, raising fears funds could have been lost.
is followed so that this project may be executed".
WITHOUT A BOARDBesides, the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA
) has operated without a board.
Upon this, Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak of the PTI questioned whether the PPRA
Rules of 2004 allowed submission of alternate bids.