The PTI government took over with rhetoric to change the fate of the people but miserably failed to start work on any mega project. All projects are related to the previous government.

The work on Shigar Road is still not completed. The contractor has sublet the work but the quality of work is at the lowest ebb.

The pace of work on development schemes is very slow.

In Baltistan, the working season is short just 6 months. The culture of time and cast overrun is common. The cast is revised without any cogent reasons. The recarpeting of the roads of Skardu is not according to specification and is based on the bearing capacity formula. The layers of the road are not checked by the contractor and engineers.

There is no monitoring cell to check the quality, and the role of the planning department can not be seen anywhere, whereas it is their job to monitor and prepare inspection reports of the work done. The contractors of GB create liability without any approval of the competent authority and now the cost of the work done by them is in billions. The financial cannon is not observed. The technical vetting criteria are defective and against financial rules

I request the CM and CS to constitute an expert committee to look into the cases and fix the responsibility of violators.

SHAKIR H SHAMIM,

Skardu.