FIA to probe corruption in road projects: PM Imran.

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been tasked with probing into alleged corruption in road infrastructure projects in the past.

Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of Jhal Jaho Bela road in Islamabad today, PM Imran Khan said that the road projects being executed by the PTI-led government were cheaper than those built in the PML-N's tenure in the country.

He hit the former governments hard over their alleged corruption in the road projects, and announced that the FIA has been mandated to expose the elements that minted money through the road projects.

The prime minister said, 'We are spending Rs200 million less on a four-lane road than the ones executed back in 2013.'

It showed how much taxpayers' money was plundered by the past rulers, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran reaffirmed the determination to ensure equitable development in order to make Pakistan stronger.

The government is focusing on the development of unprivileged areas to bring them at par with the developed ones, the prime minister added.

Stressing the importance of connectivity, PM Imran said that the construction of new roads was vital for the development of Balochistan.


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