KMC paying salaries to ghost employees: FIA DG

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Federal Investigation Agency, Sindh, Director General Shahid Hayat on Saturday said that there were several ghost employees appointed in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation who were receiving salaries while sitting at home while their families were also on the payroll.

Revealing the details, Shahid Hayat said that FIA had arrested nine ghost employees of KMC while a senior official of KMC was also involved in corruption. He said the KMC had a salary budget of 500 million rupees out of which several millions rupees were being paid to the ghost employees.

The DG presented an employee of KMC, Saleem Khan, who confessed that 21 members of his family were receiving salaries from KMC including his 64-year old mother-in-law.

“It was our duty to collect monthly income from different towns and submit to Director Education Mansoor Mirza who then used to divide the money among high rank officials,” he confessed.

Shahid Hayat said that FIA was also investigating senior officials of KMC regarding the matter. In a question regarding BBC report on MQM, he said the government was investigating the matter as all the names mentioned in the report were outside Pakistan. He said the FIA had presented an interim charge sheet against Axact in the court. He challenged that FIA had followed the standard legal procedure in the case and in case the court think otherwise it may order to re-open Axact.