TAXILA: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Rawalpindi circle detected corruption worth Rs95 million in government departments and arrested 208 employees on the charge of taking bribe from the citizens during 2018.
Talking to newsmen here on Thursday, ACE Rawalpindi Director Arif Raheem said 1,539 complaints of corruption against government employees were received on the basis of which 1,219 inquires were conducted and 80 first investigation reports (FIR) lodged.
He said a sum of Rs0.283 taken from the citizens illegally were recovered from government officials. He said 208 government employees were arrested on the charge of corruption. They included 203 employees in grade 1-15, two in grade 16, two in grade 17 and one employee in grade 18.
The official said 109 corruption cases were registered during the year. Inquiries were also initiated against mega corruption scandals, including against the managing director of the Waste Management Company and the recruitment of ghost employees.
Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2019