‘Rs51.4m scam’ surfaces in Punjab Workers Welfare Board

By: News Desk      Published: 09:45 PM, 10 Sep, 2020
‘Rs51.4m scam’ surfaces in Punjab Workers Welfare Board
An ACE spokesperson says the arrested are accused of transferring funds to ghost institutes.

The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) provincial chapter on Thursday claimed to have unearthed Rs51.4 million corruption in the Punjab Workers Welfare Board (PWWB) – an organ attached to the Labour and Human Resource Department.

A spokesperson for the ACE stated on DG Gohar Nafees’s directives, a team raided the board office and arrested accused of being involved in looting more than Rs51 million. The accused are named as former finance director Shahzad Akhtar Baig, Deputy Director (Admin) Ejazur Rehman, Assistant Computer Programmer Tahir Masood and junior clerks Jamshed and Saleem.

According to the spokesperson, they were involved in transferring ghost institutions. More than Rs32 million were transferred to the Mid City College, Rs7 million to Muslim Institute of Computer Science, R6 million to Hamza Poly Tech Institute, Rs4 million Grace College and Rs2.5 million to CFE. The director-general said the law will take its course as the department is meant to curb corruption.