TI finds transparency in city govt procurements -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

TI finds transparency in city govt procurements

KARACHI: The Transparency International (TI) Pakistan has said that the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has set an example of ‘good governance’ in the functioning of day-to-day affairs, especially in the procurements for development projects over the last one year. “There has been satisfactory reduction in corruption, mismanagement and irregularities, worth emulating of good governance,” the TI noted.

To evaluate the performance of the CDGK, a meeting was held under the chair of city Nazim Mustafa Kamal on Sunday, which was attended by Chairman Transparency International Pakistan, Syed Adil Jilani, DCO Karachi Fazlur Rehman, MD Water Board Brig Iftikhar Haider, officials of the CDGK and other development agencies and Local Audit Fund. In the meeting the new purchase rules set out by the government were discussed in detail, comparing it with the old rules along with the opinions elicited from various officers.

Chairman TI said that it is a good omen that under the stewardship of Mustafa Kamal, a great success has been achieved in relation to implementation of rules and regulations as compared to the past besides having control on corruption and mismanagement.
On the occasion some officials opined on the implementation of certain provisions of new rules. City Nazim pointed out that rules and regulations are set out for bringing improvement in any organisation and, therefore, there should be no hitch in their implementation.

Kamal said that for pre-qualification of companies, a TOR be prepared for market survey so that only prominent and experienced companies having standard materials, necessary machinery, vast experience in the related field and abundant workforce and technical staff, come to the fore for registration with the city government. He said while carrying out pre-qualification, the past record of the company should also be assessed to know its past performance. The Nazim directed that from now onwards insurance should be a part of tender documents and TOR papers for pre-qualification.

Source: The News

Date:1/8/2007