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ACW achieves milestones in combating corruption

By Our Correspondent
February 24, 2024

Islamabad:In 2023, ACW accomplished significant milestones by reclaiming properties under the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), totalling 5,332 acres, 5 kanals, & 4 marlas, valued at Rs29,274 million. 

Notably, outstanding dues amounting to Rs 835.9 million were also recovered from tenants. These achievements merited civil awards for key officials of FIA, including the former DG FIA Mohsin Hassan Butt, ADG ACW Basharat Shehzad, and Director ACW Saqib Sultan Al Mehmood, says a press release.

Evacuee Trust Property — Facebook/Evacuee Trust Property Board
Evacuee Trust Property — Facebook/Evacuee Trust Property Board

In January 2024, Faisalabad Zone achieved a substantial breakthrough, successfully retrieving illegal property spanning 988 acres in Pak-Pattan District. The retrieved property, valued at Rs2,272.4 million, was promptly handed over to ETPB authorities.

Moreover, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Cell, which operates within the ACW, showed remarkable efficiency by participating in 286 meetings held by 8 sub-committees and the main PAC. The compliance report reveals a commendable response to a total of 58 paras, resulting in 45 inquiries, 6 cases five arrests, and the recovery of an impressive amount of Rs4,053.42 million. PAC chairman expressed his written appreciation for the excellent work of FIA in his letter to the Prime Minister.