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Court seeks ACE report on paper leak scam

July 31, 2021

LAHORE:A magisterial court on Friday directed Anti-Corruption Establishment to submit report regarding challan of Punjab Public Service Commission paper leak scandal.

The accused, including Gohar Ali, Ghazanfar Khan, Mazhar Abbas, Waqar Akram and Fahad Ali marked their attendance before the court. As per ACE claims, paper leak scandal gang was busted on January 2, 2021, through an ACE-led sting operation hours before the paper for various posts in the Punjab Revenue Department, including the most lucrative post of tehsildar was scheduled to be held.

During investigations, the accused persons had confessed that they had not only leaked the paper for the post of tehsildar but also the papers for 11 other exams, including the post of lecturer. Resultantly, PPSC had cancelled all the 12 leaked papers and halted recruitment process on those vacancies accordingly. Other accused included Bahawalpur region head of PPSC Furqan and others.