Steel Mills issues charge sheet against five officers


Administration of Pakistan Steel Mills has issued charged sheets against five of its officers who were named in the forensic audit report for being involved in corruption. Sources informed Profit that on Friday evening PSM has issued charged sheets against its officers including, Riaz Mangi (manager at purchase department), Naeem-ul-Haq (principal exchange officer from BMR department), Khalid Ghani (manager at PPC department), Azim Soomro (General Manager BMD department), and Chaudhary Masood (director at production department).
Azim Soomro and Chaudhary Masood were given 3 charge sheets each, sources added. Sources further said that forensic audit report was carried out by a local audit company on the directions of the mills and it has named a total of 22 people involved in corruption. Out of those named, only those five officers are regular employees of the mills. Many of the named persons were either under contract or had already retired. This report was supposed to be submitted with the Supreme Court on 6th June, 2011, by the mills regarding the suo muto notice by the apex court, sources said. The mills had made this report in just 40 days for which SC had asked for a hearing in March, sources further added.
‘So, Pakistan steel mills has to submit this report to the SC, therefore, issuing charged sheets to its officers is simply a gimmick showing that the institution is stern against the corruption,’ sources added. PSM has taken this step just to show that they are serious about corruption, but the involved officers have not been removed from their posts, which is sad indeed, sources added.


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