KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Education, Culture and Tourism, Sardar Ali Shah on Wednesday said that Sindh government would look into matter relating the procurement of desks.
He expressed such views while holding joint press conference with Sindh Minister for Information and Labor Saeed Ghani here at Sindh Assembly on Wednesday.
We have received the letter from Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) and it asked to look into matter relating procurement of desks, Shah recounted. “We will look into and review all things and the information would be shared latter with media and public”, Sindh Minister Sardar Ali Shah told, adding that this is administrative and departmental issue.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Minister Saeed Ghani told that the committee was formed for procurement of desks. Vice Chancellor IBA Sukkur was heading the committee.
The committee was authorized to take decision for procurement of desks, he said, articulating that the SEPRA rules were followed strictly for procurement of desks.
He rejected the impressions that minister or other officials were involved into the procurement process of desks, reiterating that only the committee was authorized for procurement.
Total cost was 3.6 billion rupees for procurement of desks and of total cost, one billion rupees were earmarked for transportation of desks and taxes, he added. Since last many years, we could not procure the desks for schools due to one or another issue, he added. If such things happen again, the matter related to procurement of desks would longer on and ultimately, students had to suffer, he said, urging the media and other stakeholders to play positive roles as the desks could be procured without any hindrances in future.