Former EOBI chief Zafar Gondal sacked over gross corruption

 

Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) Former chairman Zafar Gondal has been sacked from his office on Saturday after charges of corruption and misconduct were proved against him.

It should be mentioned here that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved his dismissal from the service, the PM House confirmed saying the charges of corruption and misconduct were proved beyond doubt. The notification issued by the PM House says Gondal was discharged of service after the completion of multiple inquiries by competent officers.

The PM House notification further said the PM Abbasi reviewed the reports and ordered the sacking of Gondal serving as a Grade-20 officer of the Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service. The dismissal was sought by the officer who put forth his recommendations on January 4, 2017 after reviewing the overall case against Gondal, who inflicted heavy loss during his tenure as EOBI chairman.

The notification said, “The documentary evidence against Zafar Iqbal Gondal is so clear and compelling that the Inquiry Officer is completely justified in concluding that the charges against him stand fully proved.”

“Upon receiving the recommendations, the premier using his authority under the ambit of ‘Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules 1973’ concluded that Gondal is guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of ‘corruption’, ‘misconduct’ and inefficiency,” it added.

 



2 Comments

  1. Rustam said:

    Is only dismissal not a very soft punishment. Therefore, the question raised by Shahi Mian in the above comment is valid and without recovery and imprisonment, the PM decision will be taken by people of Pakistan as a BIG FAVOR to A PROVEN CRIMINAL?
    Secondly, NAB was also not involved in this case!
    Thirdly, the judgment, in this case, is that of the “competent officers”. JIT formed by SC was more competent apparently, I wonder why its recommendation in cases of corruption of family of ex-PM not implemented without the involvement of NAB.

    • Pakistantoday said:

      The man who dismissed Gondal is next on the list. The amount involved is around 600 Billion in foreign currency.

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