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February 26, 2015

Private schools’ director arrested

Karachi

February 26, 2015

Karachi
The staff of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Sindh arrested Sindh
education department’s director of private schools on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a huge embezzlement scam.
Director ACE Sindh
Asif Ijaz Sheikh while talking to The News said the ACE
had received information regarding misappropriation of money and the presence of phantom teachers in the education department.
Subsequently, he said, he deputed his subordinates to confirm the facts.
The ACE staff then started a secret operation in an
office of education department at the Sindh Secretariat run under the chairmanship of Director private schools Abdul Wahab Abbasi (BPS-20).
Once authentic evidence had been received by the ACE by Wednesday afternoon, its staff raided Abbasi’s office and arrested him and his assistant Sagheer Wasti (BPS-14) and registered a case against them.
The ACE director said Abbasi used to hire people on fake documents in the education department.
He said these employees existed only on paper and once the hiring process
was complete, Abbasi with
the help of his associates (whose names were not disclosed) transferred them from Karachi to Dadu and then Larkana, before showing their retirement.
The director said the education department used to give between Rs2.2 and Rs 3.3 million as retirement fund which the accused used to transfer into his own account along with the monthly pension.
The ACE found evidence for four such cases, said director Sheikh.
The accused was also involved in embezzlement from bogus pension cases and withdrawal of millions of rupees from government accounts, he added.

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