PESHAWAR: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has unearthed a mega scam of illegal occupation of thousands of kanal land of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by the local influential people in Nowshera district, The News learnt.
The district administration, revenue officials and all the officials concerned had been issued notices by the ACE in the scam in which thousands of kanal of land worth billions of rupees has been occupied in Rashakai, Nowshera.
It was learnt that hundreds of plots have been sold in an illegal house scheme planned over the land already acquired by the government. Besides, restaurants, farmhouses and other constructions have also been made on the land.
“Anti-Corruption Establishment is pursuing the government’s policy of zero-tolerance against corrupt practices,” director ACE Usman Zaman told The News. He confirmed that an inquiry was launched after reports of illegal…