This was claimed by BMR project Project Director
Certain sources had told The Nation that there were massive level irregularities in this project. They alleged that instead of making six state of the art labs and training technical staff of the country and making research based prototypes to facilitate the struggling electronics industry, as per the PC-1, no lab was established in six years. The project was approved in 2007.
They said that only one project - construction of an assembly line - was completed but it was given on rent to a private contractor, who is using the government facility and machinery to carry out his own private jobs. According to sources, in this project six labs had to be established in the organisation for research purposes and to train people so that they could start their own business or could get employment, under
Under BMR project state of the art
After the appointment, Qureshi started purchases on mass level and most of the budget of the project was spent on purchase of equipment which was not in accordance to PC-1. Today, around
One assembly line, worth 60 million, which was for the manufacturing of electronic devices on mass level so that organisation could generate revenues and become self reliant, is operational but it has been rented out.
This machine was bought by the supplier Micropak, which after the installation made some kind of a deal with the high ups and is now manufacturing his products, according to sources. This unit is manufacturing LEDs in bulk, but organisation is not benefiting from this mass production, sources claimed.
The project director denied all allegations and claimed that he is facilitating defence organisations from the assembly line project. He said that Micropak ran the machines in initial days and the machines were not rented to Micropak. Qureshi said that the human resource was not recruited due to ban on employment. He said that labs could not be completed as major chunk of funds was spent on building.
Qureshi said that assembly line which was completed has been producing products for defence organisations namely NRTC and NESCOM. He said that the lab was used for the production of motherboards for the field exchanges of
Answering a question he said he has no figures that how much electronic equipment was supplied to defence organisations and how much money will be earned.
He admitted that no money was deposited in the organisation’s account but said that as job was carried out for defence organisations, he cannot say when and what they will pay. He admitted that doing jobs for defence organisation was against the mandate of BMR as
When the scribe contacted
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