DAP fertiliser: Governor orders probe into subsidy to farmers.

LAHORE -- Governor Balighur Rehman on Friday set aside the decision of the provincial ombudsman and asked the chief minister's inspection team (CMIT) to investigate the issue of subsidy provided to farmers on DAP fertiliser.

'The CMIT should identify those responsible for poor planning and failure to prevent corruption during the implementation of the scheme (subsidy provided to farmers on DAP fertiliser),' the governor said while setting aside the decision of the provincial ombudsman in two representations of the agriculture department.

Mr Rehman said it was imperative that the matter be thrashed out and the responsibility is fixed regarding poor planning during the execution of the scheme and the inability to adopt preventive measures to curb corrupt practices, especially keeping in view the magnitude of public exchequer involved. He directed the secretary of the agriculture department to initiate a summary for the chief minister for seeking approval to assign the matter to the chief minister's inspection team...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT