*ISLAMABAD: *Communications and Postal Service Minister Murad Saeed said on Monday that the launch of e-billing system would help the National Highway Authority (NHA) ensure transparency in its workings.
Addressing a ceremony after formally inaugurating the e-billing system at NHA , Murad Saeed said that e-billing system was part of the prime minister’s vision for ending the menace of corruption from all institutions.
“By launching the mobile application and now e-billing system, the NHA has opened all its record for the general public and media,” he stated.
The minister said that the NHA mobile app was launched to provide necessary information, particularly regarding projects’ implementation, execution and progress.
He said that concrete proofs of kickbacks in NHA projects would be sent to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), adding that the committee constituted to probe loans received in the last 10 years could also seek data for investigation.
He informed that the NHA generated Rs43.32 billion revenue during the first eleven months of fiscal year 2018-19, as compared to Rs28.64 billion in 2017-18, registering an increase of 51.25 per cent.
The ministry also recovered Rs7 billion during the said period and deposited the amount to the national kitty, he added.