Peshawar: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has found illegal occupation of thousands of kanal land of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by local influential people in Pakistan's Nowshera region, media reports said.
The district administration, revenue officials and all the officials concerned had been issued notices by the AC in the scam in which thousands of kanal of land worth billions of rupees has been occupied in Rashakai, Nowshera, reports The News International.
It was learnt that hundreds of plots have been sold in an illegal house scheme planned over the land already acquired by the government. Besides, restaurants, farmhouses and other constructions have also been made on the land, the newspaper reported.
“Anti-Corruption Establishment is pursuing the government’s policy of zero-tolerance against corrupt practices,” director ACE Usman Zaman told The News. He confirmed that an inquiry was launched after reports of illegal construction and occupation of land by the locals in the CPEC projects.
“The land where illegal construction has been made and illegal housing schemes launched has already been awarded to the government for the Rashakai Special Economic Zone, CPEC City Housing Scheme, PAF Operational Requirement Land and University of Engineering and Technology,” an assistant director of the ACE, Naseer Ali, told The News.