This is a story from Chitral where robbery is not known in any sector. The story is unique in the sense the KP government demolished National Bank building for bypass road on 17th November 2012, whereas work on the road in the particular area is yet to begin even in June 2015.
Compensation for the plot and double storey building was estimated at Rs60 million but the KP government awarded only Rs37 million in compensation. After passage of three years, the award has not been disbursed to the bank authorities despite release of funds for the purpose. It is learnt that in the old Pakhtunkhwa revenue department expected easy load from the bank authorities for proper estimation of award and in today’s new KP the works and services department expects at least 10% easy load for disbursement of the compensation.
National Bank Chitral is the agent of State Bank in the district. It gives services to 28 branches of banks, 10,000 account holders, 20,000 government servants and 600 pensioners from rented premises exposed to many threats and vulnerabilities.
I wonder whom should I address through this letter! Dar and Sharif will be dead busy. Imran Khan and Pervez Khattak will pay no heed. Perhaps Ahsan Iqbal and Asad Omar could be contacted. So, this is an open letter to all of them. Can we presume that NBP is an orphan and unclaimed baby in the 21st century? This is why broad daylight robbery by the provincial government goes unchecked.
Dr. Inayatullah Faizi (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz)