Karachi: 690 cops facing corruption enquiries
Karachi: As reported by The News on Tuesday, the performance of Anti–Corruption Establishment (ACE) came under sharp scrutiny at the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on Monday, with certain legislators even questioning the rationale of such department.
The MPAs raised pointed questions when Minister for Anti-Corruption Abdul Haq Bhurt responded that the inquiries were pending because the meetings of anti-corruption committees (ACC) were not being held regularly, although he claimed that the number of such meetings was high in their tenure as compared to the past. The minister said that in certain cases the ACE could not move against the officials without the approval of Chief Secretary Sindh.
In response to a question by Syed Marvi Rashdi, the minister said that 690 police officers had been facing enquiries under the Prevention of Corruption Act-1947.
Responding to supplementary questions, the minister said these cases pertain to bribery and misappropriation of funds, adding, some policewomen were also allegedly involved in corruption. He said that certain cases had been pending for the last 15 to 20 years, claiming that he expedited the progress of the same.
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