Mirpur: 5 AJK government officials arrested
MIRPUR (AJK): Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Accountability Bureau on Tuesday arrested five officials of AJK local government & rural development department on charges of embezzlement of official funds related to the World Bank-sponsored development schemes in the area.
A spokesman for the AJK Ehtesab (Accountability) Bureau said that two deputy directors including Shabir Abbasi and Ahmed Hassan, Assistant Director Aqeel Ahmed, SDO Khawer Mahmood and Sub Engineer Manzoor Hussain were arrested on charges of misappropriation of funds.
The funds were provided by the World Bank for growth of remote areas in the region through launching public welfare projects. Further investigations are in progress and more arrests are expected.