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Rawalpindi ring road scam: Court acquits ex-commissioner, others

LAHORE: Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Friday acquitted former commissioner of Rawalpindi Muhammad Mahmood and land acquisition collector Abbas Tabish in the Rawalpindi Ring Road scam, ARY News reported.

Anti-Corruption Court Judge Ali Raza heard the case and acquitted both for their alleged involvement in the ring road scam.

The incarcerated former commissioner filed the bail plea through his lawyer, stating that he had never been involved in corrupt practices. The case was aimed to persecute him, he added.

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An initial report had mentioned some members of federal cabinet were allegedly also among beneficiaries of the ring road scam.

According to the ACE’s inquiry report, large-scale irregularities have been found in the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. Due to the alleged irregularities and changes in the original design, the cost of the project increased from Rs2 billion to 60 billion.


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