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GK Builders’ govt contracts to be terminated in 2 weeks

  • Published at 08:17 pm October 9th, 2019
GK Shamim
File photo of a police officer standing aside a microbus holding Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim Collected

Several government projects of GK Builders are underway and some of them remain suspended as Shamim has been arrested and his bank account frozen

Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim has said that GK Builders, owned by disgraced contractor GK Shamim, will be served notice to stop work on all its government projects within two weeks.

The minister came up with the remarks on Wednesday after Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Mozammel Haque Khan submitted a 20-point recommendation at the Public Works Department in Dhaka, reports UNB.

Several government projects of GK Builders are underway and some of them remain suspended as Shamim has been arrested and his bank account frozen, Rezaul said.

The notice will seek details of the projects and fresh tender will be announced to complete the projects if necessary, he added.

Regarding ACC’s recommendations, the minister said: “We will take measures after analyzing the recommendations. No one will be spared over the corruption.”

As per the direction of the prime minister, he said, zero tolerance over corruption will be adopted in all departments under his ministry, though it may not be possible immediately.

GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor in Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, is facing three cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act, the Money Laundering Prevention Act and the Arms Act.

Shamim amassed huge wealth as a contractor identifying himself as an Awami Jubo League leader. However, Jubo League top brass has claimed that he never officially joined the organization, which is the youth wing of ruling Awami League.

He was arrested from his Niketon office on September 20 with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money, and is currently in police remand in the cases.

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