Corruption in CDGK Education Department
Multi-million rupees fake appointments scam foiled
Karachi, Sep 03: City Nazim Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday caught 10 officers of the City
District Government Karachi (CDGK) Education Department's local bodies
wing red handed while preparing appointments letter on forged
These officers have been suspected of distorting
money to the tune of Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 each from the would-be
appointees. The scam is said to be worth multi-million rupees.
after receiving information about the alleged scam, constituted a
special monitoring team, which started keeping an eye on the involved
officers. On the day, when the fake appointment letters were being
processed, the monitoring team had alerted Kamal.
after the successful raid, Kamal issued orders for suspension of the
services of officers and subordinates on account of their involvement
in nurturing of corruption in the field of education through offering
appointment letters to 415 citizens on fake documents.
education department has been placed at the top rank under strict
monitoring while the recent recruitments were ensured on merits.
corruption prevails at a vast scale in the education department and
several inquiries were conducted in the past on charges of corruption
and induction of ghost employees in the cadre of school teachers but
the authorities have yet to bring the involved to task.
directives of Kamal, the monitoring team has taken all record
pertaining to such illegal activities, which needs further scrutiny to
ascertain the crime, criminal and their links within the department and
Kamal has also prompted orders for the initiation of
stern disciplinary action against all those involved in the scam at the
education department level. He has also ordered for submission of
report carrying details after speedy completion of comprehensive
inquiry into the matter.
Those whose services have been
suspended include Razi-ur-Rehman (Administration Officer), Muhammad
Mursalin, Mirza Jilani Baig, Saeed Ahmed, Zafar Ahmed Qureshi, Shakir
Hussain, Muhammad Salim Khan and Aamir. Others from Education
Department's computer section include deputy district officers Akhtar
Adil, Rizwan Ali Khan and Nadeem Hussain.
According to sources,
the officers involved in the scam have links to influential political
personalities, CDGK officers and provincial set-up.
involved would face first internal investigation and this would suffice
to bury the entire scam after a short while, as is the track record of
such cases. However, the inquiry officer that has yet to be nominated
would face tremendous political and other pressures and the conclusion
could be unyielding, claimed the CDGK sources.
It has also been
learnt that certain officers in the CDGK Education Department have been
in haste to move to safer places on leaves until the scam clams down,
added the sources.
It is also pertinent to mention that almost
one-and-a-half-year ago an inquiry against Keamari Town's Education
Department was conducted, which had revealed that the officers and
employees of the department had embezzled salaries and funds on behalf
of 44 ghost employees. The inquiry report had plainly exposed names of
the culprits but true action is yet awaited. Daily times
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Efforts on to get back university land
Karachi: Karachi University wants to give a backlash to the land mafia
by claiming its land back, said a KU release issued here on Wednesday.
said in order to demolish all present illegal constructions on its land
on University Road, University of Karachi wants to ascertain its legal
The release said a Press named 'Ali Garden' has been built
illegally, spread on the area of 500 sq. yards, in front of the
University Campus on the land, allocated legally to the University of
According to the orders of the Vice Chancellor, KU, Prof.
Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui a legal notice has been sent to the
concerned press on 13th October 2008 and a reminder was sent on October
30th 2008. According to the notice the concerned press was asked to
present all the legal documents and allotment notifications within the
span of seven days other wise the building would be demolished.
with this, a notice was also sent to the former concerned authority
Defunct KDA wing (CDGK) which stated that this piece of land, with
survey no. 168 Saforah Deh, is a legal possession of Karachi
University. A 7.24 acres area of this land is situated on the opposite
road where this press named 'Ali Garden' is situated, which, according
to the owner and petitioner Usman, a legal property of his brothers M
Farooq and M Javed and they bought it in 1988 through an auction
advertised in Daily Dawn.
The map of this press is approved by KDA.
In reply to this, on the order of the VC, Legal Section of KU and
Shoaib Ashraf Advocate submitted a counter affidavit in the High Court
which states that Karachi University is the legal owner of this 7.24
acres land which is situated in survey no. 168 Saforah Deh, Scheme 36,
which was allotted to it in 1954 by the Chief Commissioner Karachi and
was also surveyed by the Survey of Pakistan and other Govt.
departments. Defunct KDA gave the allotment.
The concerned authorities granted its physical possession along with
the marking pillars to the competent of authority of Karachi University
of that time. In this regard University reserves the rights to claim
its legal ownership. So, the present construction should be demolished.
this, a letter of similar particulars was also sent to the DCO land in
the same dates but the answer has not been received yet. Despite this,
a petition is submitted by the illegal owner of the concerned press
which is against C.D.G.K KDA wing and University of Karachi.
under light of the actual facts, University has requested High Court
that this piece of land was allocated to the University in 1954
endorsed by the Survey of Pakistan and other Govt. departments also, so
that any allotment from respondent no. 2 or no. 3 is illegal which
means that it doesn't have any legal stand. University of Karachi also
requested that this plot, situated in SB-03 Block 1/A scheme no 36
Gulistan-e-Johar, has been allotted illegally and should be considered
illegal because Karachi University is the legal owner of this land. The nation
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Ex-SPSC controller of exams arrested
Karachi: The Anti-Corruption Establishment on Wednesday
arrested a former controller of examinations of the Sindh Public
Service Commission (SPSC) on charges of corruption, malpractices,
conduct unbecoming of a civil servant, misappropriation and tampering
with records of the combined competitive examinations, 2003.
The arrest of the former controller, Muhammad Umar Zaur, a grade 19
officer of the SPSC, became possible after the Sindh chief secretary
granted a request by ACE Chairman Munawar Opel.
the record available, the SPSC had advertised the posts of deputy
district officer, section officer, assistant director labour, assistant
registrar cooperative societies, labour officer and ward rationing
officer in the government of Sindh in 2003.
The exams for the
same were held between Dec 31, 2003 and Jan 12, 2004 and the results
were announced on April 10, 2004 in which 531 candidates were declared
successful in the written exams. After viva voce, 77 individuals were
recommended to the government for appointment in any department for
which the combined competitive examinations were held.
However, on agitation in the media and by a candidate, the SPSC held a
comprehensive inquiry through a three-member committee headed by Shah
Mansoor Alam and comprising Nawaz Leghari and Abrar Hussain Mirza. App
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Shah Abdul Latif University LLB, LLM programmes
Khairpur: Pro Vice Chancellor of Shah Abdul Latif University of Khairpur Prof Dr
Abdullah Phulpoto has announced that the university will introduce a
five-year programme of LLB regular classes and two-year LLM programme.
He said all arrangements had been finalised and
the full law faculty will kick off from October. He said the people of
upper Sindh had demanded a law faculty. He said students who had passed
Intermediate examination were eligible to getting admission in the LLB
programme, which is semester based. The news
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