Rampant corruption: ‘Corruption within Anti-Corruption’ dept

Anti-corruption officer writes against alleged corruption in his department


Zia Tanoli March 29, 2015
Anti-corruption officer writes against alleged corruption in his department. STOCK IMAGE

LAHORE: A director of the Anti-Corruption Department has said that every case in his department begins and ends with corruption. Strongly criticising his own department, he said not a single officer within his department deserved his job.

According to a document made available to the Express Investigation Cell, the director general Anti-Corruption Department had invited written suggestions from officers working across the province for improving efficiency of the department. One director level officer titled his write-up ‘Corruption within Anti-Corruption’ and wrote that there was too much corruption in the department.

Many sitting officers do not have the requisite skills for their respective positions. They do not even have basic awareness about the investigation of corruption. They cannot write simple reports and pay others to have them written. He wrote that no one can get their work done within the department without paying bribes.

DG Anti-Corruption Punjab Anwer Rasheed, however, said he was not aware of any such report, adding that such reports may have been circulated to various departments but he would not be able to comment until he reviews the document.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2015.

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