Anti-Corruption Establishment unearths over Rs10m fraud in education dept

Fraudsters in connivance of employees issue fake appointment letters to make money

Saleem Jhandir April 13, 2024


The Anti-Corruption Establishment, following the reports and disclosure about involvement of a group of employees in forgery in the education department, was mobilised to arrest the gang. In this regard, ACE has sought help from the Counter-Terrorism Department to nab the accused.

According to documents, the suspects have committed fraud of over Rs10 million through fake appointments. ACE has written a letter to the CTD DIG seeking help in the search for the absconding accused involved in the scam. The culprits are accused of receiving money for issuing fake appointment letters.

ACE officials say that the investigation cannot proceed further without the arrest of all the accused.

Among the accused, Muhammad Khan Brahmani, Muhammad Iqbal Arifani, Salim Arifani and Naeem Akhtar are the employees of the Sindh education department.

According to the documents, the accused received millions of rupees by issuing fake appointment letters of Account General Sindh and fake cards. The deception was perpetrated through presented documents.

After this revelation, ACE also sent a letter to the education department detailing information about the appointments of other accused has been requested.

The anti-corruption has also requested the education department to take immediate action against its employees involved in this scam.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 13th, 2024.


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