ACE seeks record from Sindhi Adabi Board

Inquiry into sale of printing machines under way


Our Correspondent December 04, 2017
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HYDERABAD: The Sindhi Adabi Board, which is responsible for publishing original and translated books on the subjects of philosophy, history, sufism, literature and poetry in Sindhi, has come under an inquiry for suspected irregularities. The Sindh Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Jamshoro has written to the board to submit its record by December 6.

In a letter addressed to the Sindhi Adabi Board chairperson, inquiry officer Muneer Ahmed Soomro sought details regarding sale of printing machines. An unspecified number of the board's printing machines were sold during incumbencies of Inam Shaikh and Aijaz Mangi as the board's secretaries, according to the letter.

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According to a board official, at least three printing machines were sold between 2001 and 2006.

The board has also been asked to submit lists of appointments and promotions from July 2005 to June 2008. The departmental inquiries regarding the sale of machines, appointments and promotions will also have to be submitted.

The board was originally founded as Central Advisory Board for Sindhi Literature in 1940. It was renamed as Sindhi Adabi Board in 1951.

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