Alleged embezzlement: Corruption case filed against official at DHQ Hospital

Published: November 2, 2013
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Corruption case filed against official at DHQ hospital. PHOTO: FILE

Corruption case filed against official at DHQ hospital. PHOTO: FILE

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A case was filed by the anti-corruption unit in Swabi against the person, in charge of ultrasound and x-rays at the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for his alleged involvement in embezzlement of government funds.

Swabi anti-corruption unit in-charge Amir Hussain said they have received multiple complaints about Mudassir Shah’s alleged involvement in embezzling up to Rs427,000 of government funds allotted for ultrasound and x-rays in the hospital.

As a result, the anti-corruption unit rushed to the hospital to arrest the accused, but he managed to escape. The arrest orders were given by Fayaz Ali Shah, director of the provincial anti-corruption unit. Amir Hussain claimed other senior officials at the DHQ Hospital besides Shah were also involved in embezzling funds and an investigation against them has been initiated.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2013.

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