PR cancelled locomotives purchase agreement, LHC told.
The director said the amount paid as down payment would be recovered.
However, the petitioner-counsel expressed apprehensions on recovery of down payment.
The court adjourning the matter till June 27 sought a report on progress made for recovery of down payment. The petitioner-counsel through his petition alleged that the Pakistan Railway had signed a deal to purchase locomotives from a blacklisted company which earlier supplied defective and sub-standard locomotives. He also submitted that the railway allegedly in violation of procurement regulatory authority directions had authorised Rs 15 million as down payment to the blacklisted company. The petitioner-counsel pleaded the court to issue directions to stop the purchase of locomotives and order fresh tender for the purpose.
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|Publication:||Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||May 24, 2013|
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