Legal obstacles bar KPEC from increasing manpower

DG says is in touch with the provincial government to hire more people


May 30, 2017
The circle officer had recovered the amount and sent the suspect to jail on judicial remand. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The director general of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) complained on Monday that legal obstacles were obstructing him from increasing the manpower of the commission.

Talking to reporters during an Iftar dinner DG (KPEC) Brigadier (retd) Sajjad said that in March 2017 service rules for the commission were issued to increase the strength of the commission. However, they have been facing some legal obstacles in this regard.

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“The commission, which was established in January 2014, through an act had recruited 173 employees on contract. We have received more than 2,000 complaints and saved Rs600 million by keeping a check on mismanagement.” said Sajjad. He added that they have also submitted references against 25 suspects who looted Rs3.5 billion from the national exchequer.”

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The DG said that due to action on the part of the commission the mismanagement in government departments had been controlled to a great degree.

He told the media that KPEC was in touch with the provincial government to hire more people to make the commission more efficient.

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