ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman Secretariat on Sunday formed a grievance commission to investigate increasing public complaints against the Capital Development Authority (CDA). A judicial commission has already been formed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and is probing well over a dozen cases of alleged corruption, misappropriation and misuse of authority in several projects of the civic agency. Ejaz Ahmed Qureshi, a retired BS-22 officer, has been appointed the grievance commissioner, according to a statement issued by the office of Federal Ombudsman. The Grievance Commissioner will be assisted by an Assistant Grievance Commissioner. And will submit monthly progress reports to the Federal Ombudsman with a final report due within six months. Qureshi is currently serving as an advisor in the Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat. Prior to retirement, he also served as chief secretary for K-P and Sindh; and secretary for Railways and Environment.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2013.
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