Rawalpindi: Two investigations into the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project have been initiated, with the Punjab Audit Directorate dispatching a three-member team to examine records for irregularities, and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) requesting land acquisition documents within two days.

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On the orders of the Punjab Audit Directorate director-general, a three-member team arrived in Rawalpindi on May 24 (Monday).

The team obtained the whole record from the Commissioner’s Office, the Rawalpindi and Attock land revenue offices, and the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA).

According to a letter from the Anti-Corruption Establishment’s director-general to the RDA obtained by Dawn, the problem may be regarded as a “high priority” and the necessary information submitted to this office within a day or two by an officer, not below the rank of BS-17 who is familiar with the facts of the case.

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A senior RDA officer may also be appointed as a focal point for greater coordination and record-keeping, according to the letter.

The Anti-Corruption Establishment stated a combined team was looking into charges of theft, corruption, and abuse of power in the RRR project.

The inquiry will also look at the question of land acquisition for the Ring Road and the role of Land Acquisition Collector Waseem Ali Tabish.

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