Faisalabad: 19 govt officers booked on corruption charges
FAISALABAD: The Anti–Corruption Establishment has registered corruption cases against 19 officers of different government departments.
In a complaint, Mukhtar Ahmad of Rachna Town said that DO Environment Muhammad Nawaz and inspectors Khalid Mehmood, Riaz Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Siddique and Muhammad Farid had allegedly received Rs 500,000 from him for setting a up an industrial unit.
In another complaint, Muhammad Sharif of Khalidabad alleged that the Civil Defence DO and the TMA Jinnah Town inspectors had received bribe from him and allowed him to run a chemical godown in the area.
In yet another complainant, Ahsan ul Haq of Chak 266/RB alleged that Registrar Ghulam Abbas Kazmi, Registry Moharrar Muhammad Rafiq and Patwari Umer Hayat had sold government trees by using unfair means, causing loss to the national exchequer.
In a complainant, Sheikh Ghulam Mustafa of Jhang said that Divisional Forest Officer Abdur Razzaq, SDO Jamal Khan Baloch and others had illegally sold trees along a canal. Meanwhile, the Anti–Corruption Establishment arrested 200 corrupt government employees and caught 18 officers red–handed while receiving illegal gratification during the last 10 months, said ACE Director Qaisar Saleem. He said that the ACE also booked 254 corrupt officials during the period and recovered Rs 12,485,000 from them.