Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau is uncovering more irregularities in the management of U.S.-funded projects being implemented by U.S. contractors in tribal areas across Pakistan, the The News International reports.
The Karachi-based newspaper says its bureau has exposed regularities in two projects led by the Academy for Educational Development and is probing another U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project being handled by the same organization. USAID also reportedly sought NAB’s assistance to look into projects implemented by CHF, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, in the southern part of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
The NAB is currently completing its inquiry into complaints against AED and another U.S.-based contractor, Sheladia Associates, for alleged corruption in two separate USAID-backed projects.
As Devex reported, USAID has suspended AED from receiving new U.S. government funding pending an ongoing investment into the firm’s operations.