Corruption scandal worth billions unearthed in Sindh education dept
January 31, 2023 05:52 PM
A corruption scandal came to light after laptops worth five billion rupees purchased in 2017 were stolen in Sindh School Education Department, reported 24newsHD TV channel on Tuesday.
Secretary School Education Ghulam Akbar Leghari took notice of the incident and formed a four-member committee under the chairmanship of Special Secretary School Education Abida Lodhi to formally investigate the incident.
Assistant Director IT Parvez Tanio, Farrukh Warsi and Shahid Abro were also included in the committee. Initially the committee will recover stolen laptops from the officers who stole them.
It was learnt that the employees of the department of school education received laptops for official use. Later, they transferred, and rather than giving the laptops back, they took away laptops with them.
Chief Secretary Balochistan Abdul Aziz Aqeeli, Nadeem Ahmed Soomro, Asadullah Leghari, Shabbir Ahmed, Muhammad Qasim Abbasi Iqbal Khokhar, former Additional Secretary Jamal Mustafa Qazi, Moazzam Ali Mari, Aziz Fatima Zahid Hussain Khemtio and Abdul Nabi Bhutto are among those who did not return the laptops.
Moreover, Fauzia Khan, Senior Advisor of Curriculum Wing, Deputy Secretary of School Education Akbar Ali Brahmani, former Additional Secretary Muhammad Ishaq Khoro, Sarang Soomro, Naeem Ahmad Mangrio, Syed Ghulam Mehdi Shah, Mohammad Kashif Naeem Ahmed Memon Sajjad Soomro and former Special Secretary Akhtar Inayat Bhargari also did not return their official laptops.
Stenographer Ahmad Sohag took away three laptops whereas former Additional Secretary Imtiaz Ahmed Bhatti took away five laptops.
Web admin Anwar Ali Bhutto took away three laptops.
Farrukh Warsi, a member of the investigation committee, also did not return the laptop.
The laptops were allotted to these officers by Section Officer Abdul Azim Abdul Aziz Abdul Nabi Bhutto and Tufail Ahmed Soomro.
Reporter: Azad Nehriyo