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Pakistan: Rawal Dam's commercial fishing rights: Govt suffers around Rs 44mln loss November 27,2019   |  Source: Urdu Point

The national exchequer is enduring minimum around Rs 44 million loss due to ongoing legal battle between the fisheries department of the capital's administration and M/s Younas Enterprises over Rawal Dam's commercial fishing rights, expired on January 2019. An official source in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration's Fisheries Department told APP on Tuesday that as per agreement the contractor was ought to pay four installments of Rs 11 million in two-year time period along with other taxes. M/s Younas, who had won two-year fishing rights of Rawal Lake for Rs 44 million through an open auction on December 21, 2016, paid only three installments of Rs 11 million and did not submit the remaining amount in stipulated period.

The Deputy Commissioner Office, after fish deaths row in 2017, as arbitrator decided to extend their contract for another year subject to the rules and regulations as a compensation to the contractor. He said, however, the arbitration could not become rule of court for being time barred and the extension to the contractor could not be materialized. The department was expecting to fetch around Rs 60 million in a new contract sooner or later, he added.

The official said the department had terminated M/s Younas' contract in June this year and also

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