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Sindh ACE okays inquiry into 50 govt officers over corruption allegations

An open inquiry will start against former deputy director of food authority Nasrullah and former DFC Khairpur. The ACE also approved an inquiry against the former regional director of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Naveed Asim over illegal construction in Hyderabad.

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In a major development, the Sindh Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has approved an inquiry against 50 government officers.

According to the details, ACE has approved registering FIRs against the officers involved in corruption cases in the new Sindh Secretariat and other projects. The decision was made during an anti-corruption meeting which was presided over by the chief secretary of Sindh.

An open inquiry will start against former deputy director of food authority Nasrullah and former DFC Khairpur.

Read more: PPP’s Khursheed Shah to travel abroad amid Rs1.23b corruption allegations

The ACE also approved an inquiry against the former regional director of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Naveed Asim over illegal construction in Hyderabad.

Corruption in Sindh

This is not the first time the Sindh government was accused of corrupt practices. The Sindh government is led by PPP, whose senior leaders too face corruption charges.

PPP Co-Chairman and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has been accused of corruption as well. Asif Ali Zardari has been accused of corruption in Ursus Tractors, SGS-Cotecna, and Polo Ground cases.

Similarly, another PPP leader, who is also the Federal Minister for Water Resources, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah was booked by the National Accountability Bureau in assets beyond means reference of Rs 1.23 billion.

The Sindh government has also been the target of a lot of criticism, especially from its political rival PTI, for its poor governance and corruption. PTI leaders often state that after 14 years of the PPP’s rule in the province, the public education system continues to be in shambles, and numerous public schools are not functional while many others do not have adequate facilities like furniture, toilets, and drinking water.

The PPP-led Sindh government has been accused of misusing the public’s money which has led to the dire socio-economic state of the province.

Read more: PPP’s Khursheed Shah to travel abroad amid Rs1.23b corruption allegations