Principal arrested for corruption in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday arrested the principal of Governmental Vocational and Technical Training Centre on charges of alleged corruption, malpractices and misuse of authority.
Bakhat Zamin was charged with embezzlement while implementing scheme of vocational training under the FATA Rural Development Project, a statement issued by NAB office read.
The FRDP was implementing various initiatives for the uplift of FATA during 2008-2011. Zamin and others allegedly embezzled millions of rupees reserved for hostel accommodation of poor students of FATA (Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur agencies) and prepared nine fake rent agreements with various hotel owners/property dealers.
“Similarly, he used to give cash amounting to Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 to the training coordinators for purchase of necessary items, but he placed bogus invoices in the record claiming millions of expenditure,” the NAB statement said.
“This is highly regretful that a person of higher educational level responsible for imparting education gets involved in corruption and corrupt practices. This is a reflection on moral degradation of our society,” the NAB said.
“The principal being drawing and disbursing officer (DDO) embezzled around Rs 33 million by misusing his authority. Investigation is under process.”