PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Ehtesab Commission is facing administrative troubles as most of the posts in the body are vacant, according to a report by a private media outlet.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led provincial government had formed the commission over lack of confidence in the KP anti-corruption department but has failed to bring it to full use.
According to reports, 29 references that Ehtesab Commission has filed in the accountability court have not been decided yet and now the lack of officials has increased the backlog of cases.
The commission stands nearly ineffective despite spending Rs520 million on salaries, rent and furniture for the office since it started operations in 2014.
The positions that are vacant in the commission include has the director general’s on top of the list. The former director general of the commission, Lieutenant General (retd) Hamid Khan, resigned on February 9, 2016, after which no one has been hired on the position yet.
The director of the commission’s human rights department has the additional charge of the director general.
Besides, two posts of additional director investigation, eight of deputy director, 12 out of 16 of assistant director, 36 posts of junior investigation officers, 10 junior clerks’, nine senior clerks’, 10 out of 18 posts of field operators and three superintendents’ posts are currently vacant.
Moreover, a number of employees in the commission are hired on a contract and do not have any job security.