LAHORE: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Anti-Corruption Establishment Director General Brig (R) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha ordered the regional directors of the department to arrest all the proclaim offenders (POs).
While addressing the monthly review meeting of the regional directors of ACE, the DG said that corruption in the government departments is being checked and the corrupt officials are being nabbed.
The campaign was started from the Anti-Corruption Establishment following self-accountability and the corrupt officials had been sent behind the bars without discrimination, power and authority, he added.
The DG revealed that a number of complaints of bribery have been received against the drug inspectors and registry staff.
He directed the regional directors to focus on the drug inspectors, registry staff, fake housing schemes and cooperative housing societies in their concerned divisions and take ruthless action against the corrupt officials.
As many as 413 proclaim offenders and 189 court absconders are to be arrested and the chief minister Punjab directed the regional police officers and district police officers to provide a special squad of armed policemen to the concerned Anti-Corruption Officers for the arrest, told the DG.
He also directed to compile the record of asset declarations of the officials and the officers of Anti-Corruption Establishment till March 31 for official purposes. Fake complaints by the complaint mafia would be checked and discouraged.
Anti-Corruption Establishment is not only mandated to check corruption in government departments but also responsible for protecting the government functionaries from the blackmailing of corrupt mafia, concluded the DG