FIA report proves corruption of official

ISLAMABAD: The federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has completed an inquiry against an administrative officer of National Heritage Museum Lok Virsa, however, being a government officer, he was not fired or arrested immediately.

According to a Lok Virsa statement, inquiry proves corruption of the said officer. FIA had contacted Lok Virsa about systematic corruptive practices of the administrative officer. Lok Virsa management, being active in uprooting corruption, facilitated the inquiry process over the last one year.

Several employees came forward with evidence of making false contracts with fake identity card numbers and adjusting cash advances on fake receipts. FIA concluded its investigation by considering the evidence and proving the corruption against the officer. The case was presented to the Board of Governors where it instructed the management to deduct the amount, for which hard evidences were found, from his dues.

At the same time, the board showed concern about him continuing in this important position, after proven corruption, which continuously requires procurement and money handling.

In light of FIA’s conviction and Board of Governor’s concern, the officer is made an OSD, and his case for termination has been moved by the Lok Virsa management to the competent authority.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 26th, 2018.

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