KP official complains of anti-grant body irregularities

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PESHAWAR: A female official of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) complained to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak about the provincial anti-graft body being rendered powerless at the behest of acting director general (DG).

In her letter written to the PTI chief and KP chief minister, Commissioner Sarwat Jehan stated that the provincial anti-graft body had come on to a ventilator and required a surgery.

She noted that the tenure of the acting KPEC DG had itself expired in March 2017.

The official further stated in her letter that illegal appointments had been identified in the commission but no action was taken over the issue.

On the other hand, sources within the commission said that the letter written by the female official was “based on malafide intentions”.

Following an amendment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Comission Act, 2014, the role of all the five commissioners had been ended, they said.

Sources said that the commission, following the amendment, had become a directorate. The commissioner’s letter would be responded to, they added.