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CM Buzdar lauds ACE for recovering ‘Rs108bn’

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday disclosed in a tweet that the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has recovered about Rs108 billion in the past year, calling a “historic” figure.

According to the details released by the government of Punjab, out of the total amount recovered, ACE made a direct recovery of Rs1.63bn and an indirect recovery of Rs2.81bn. More than Rs103bn were retrieved in land recovery.

“The foundation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been laid on the elimination of corruption and impartial accountability,” the chief minister’s tweet read.

During August 2018-19, the ACE resolved 27,127 complaints out of the 26,588 that were lodged pertaining to corruption, the tweet added. About 5,410 inquiries were launched, out of which verdicts on 8,726 have been issued. The ACE, after “complete investigation”, registered 5,410 cases and have issued verdicts in 2,014.

The unit also issued 1,019 challans, conducted 280 raids and 1,821 arrests were made, the tweet said. It added that over the past year, the ACE had arrested 40 suspects who were absconding and 257 accused who were wanted by the body.

“The process of accountability will continue so that the public’s trust in institutions can be revived.”

In a one-year performance report, the Punjab government revealed that 1,415 schools were built in 12 districts under the school construction programme at the cost of Rs 14.30 million, whereas 400 libraries were also constructed in 16 districts.

Similarly, 2,000 computer and science labs were also made functional by the provincial government.

Furthermore, 23 daycare centres were established under the women development programme.