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Anti-corruption drive planned

October 03, 2012

KARACHI: A vigorous anti-corruption campaign is being launched in Karachi division to clean the Government departments of corrupt officials.

The Governor of West Pakistan, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan, has constituted Divisional and District Anti-Corruption Committees which will deal with the problems of corruption in each department and suggest measures to eliminate it.

The Karachi Divisional Anti-Corruption Committee is headed by the Commissioner of Karachi, with three other members, while the District Anti-Corruption Committees for Karachi and Lasbela are headed by the respective Deputy Commissioners with three members each.

These committees have been given wide powers to deal with corruption cases in their respective areas in order to root out the menace of corruption which is “rampant” in many departments.

The Divisional Anti-Corruption Committee will permit institution of open inquiry against gazetted officers, decide whether a case should go to the court or for departmental action, and decide whether a case be dealt with by an inquiry officer of a tribunal.

The Divisional Committee will deal with the anti-corruption cases of all provincial gazetted officers appointed by the Commissioner and Heads of Directorates and non-gazetted officers of both the Central and Provincial Governments not falling within the purview of District Anti-Corruption Committees. — Staff Correspondent

Four more students join hunger-strike KARACHI: Four more students, including one girl, yesterday joined the hunger-strikers at the D.J. Government Science College in protest against the externment order served on 12 City students.

Mr Nasir Ali and Mr Iqbal Jafri, who had gone on hunger-strike earlier, completed 36 hours of fasting last evening.

Addressing a gathering of students at the D.J. Government Science College yesterday morning, the hunger-strikers appealed to the students to remain calm, united and peaceful “for the realisation of the student demands”. — Staff Correspondent