Corruption charges: Home dept fires 196 prison officials

The action was taken following an enquiry against over 1,000 prison officials.


Our Correspondent January 12, 2015
A home department official said several complaints had been directed to Shah and IG Prisons Kifayatullah Khan who initiated the enquiry and took action after the charges levelled against officials were affirmed. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR:


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) home department has terminated the services of 196 prison personnel, including 10 officers and handed down punishments to 715 others over charges of corruption.


According to a handout issued on Monday, the action was taken following an enquiry against over 1,000 prison officials. “Embezzlement of funds will not be tolerated at any cost and corrupt elements will be uprooted from every department,” the handout stated, quoting Home Secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah.


Ten officers, 50 head warders, 136 warders were terminated from service, while five officers, 60 head warders and 650 warders were penalised.


A home department official said several complaints had been directed to Shah and IG Prisons Kifayatullah Khan who initiated the enquiry and took action after the charges levelled against officials were affirmed.


Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2015.

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