No corruption cases pending against Ayesha Mumtaz

Published: February 8, 2017
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LAHORE: Not a single complaint is pending with the anti-corruption watchdog against Punjab Food Authority’s former director Ayesha Mumtaz, who did a ‘tremendous job’ during her posting.

This was said by Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Additional Director-General Nadeem Sarwar while briefing the media on Tuesday,

While responding to a question, the anti-graft official clarified that employees attached with Ayesha were involved in illegal activities in their personal capacity and they were being investigated.

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ADG Nadeem disclosed that the watchdog also arrested a land revenue officer over his involvement in a Rs40 million fraud with an overseas Pakistani from Gujranwala.

Rana Zulfiqar, a patwari, defrauded Dr Shahzad Malik in connivance with his accomplices by selling him state-owned land at Emanabad for Rs40 million. An amount Rs2.1 million has been recovered from an accomplice and handed over to the complainant.

Another suspect, Abid Ali Langah from Lahore, has been arrested for transferring the property worth Rs200 million of his deceased brother in his name with bogus documents. He also expelled his sister-in-law, nephews and nieces from their inherited house.

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The ACE official said a separate desk had been set up for resolving issues of overseas Pakistanis that would be directly monitored by ACE DG Brig (retd) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha.

He added that complaints of overseas Pakistanis were being solved on priority basis. Eighteen complaints out of the 45 received during past two years have been resolved.

ADG Nadeem said ACE was working independently and holding inquiries impartially that is why some officers holding senior positions were arrested recently. “Investigation officers are being trained professionally to increase number of convictions,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Ruby
    Feb 8, 2017 - 11:55AM

    It is OK for an ACE official to say that she has no pending cases, but claiming she did a tremendous job is not his job. In fact that makes his clean chit look fishy.Recommend

  • JKhan
    Feb 8, 2017 - 12:06PM

    Shabaz was unhappy with this hounorable and honest lady. He has been put to shame.Recommend

  • neo
    Feb 8, 2017 - 2:49PM

    Former Director ? Recommend

  • IMDAD ALI
    Feb 8, 2017 - 2:52PM

    This is the result of honest services being provided by Ayesha Mumtaz as all are paper tiger and dont like honesty. They make tall claims only when an honest officer come forward he is defamed to discourage all other honest men. Recommend

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