Sindh CM orders action against corrupt officials


Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Provincial Chief Secretary and Anti- Corruption Establishment to make no distinction in apprehension of all those responsible for corruption in different development projects, including mega-development schemes. All those responsible and found to be indulged in corruption, while assigned the responsibility to execute development projects, must be arrested before June 30, he said. According to a handout issued on Sunday, the Chief Minister ordered that criminal cases must be instituted against consultant companies, construction contractors and project directors identified to have embezzled public money. Syed Qaim Ali Shah asked the anti- corruption committee to also ensure that the amount of Rs 875 million must be retrieved from them before June 30. He said PPP government holds the courage to arrest the influential government officials along with resourceful consultants and contractors involved in corruption. The Sindh Chief Minister said that eight cases had been under inquiry against governemnt officials including a project director besides three engineers, associated with consultant companies and three construction contractors for their involvement in corruption. The purpose to register these cases is to eliminate the menace of corruption on mega development projects in Sindh. Sindh Chief Minister said no corruption, embezzlement or sub-standard work in government projects would be tolerated and strict legal action will be taken against governemnt officials, consultants and contractors involved in such practices. They would be pushed behind the bars, said the Chief Minister.