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Sindh govt instructed to initiate action against corrupt officers named in BISP scam

KARACHI: The federal government on Tuesday instructed the Sindh government to initiate stern action against government officials whose names were revealed to be in the list of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) beneficiaries, Pakistan Today has learnt.

In this regard, the BISP has forwarded a detailed list of more than a 100 pages, containing names of the beneficiaries with their CNICs and attached government department, to Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah so that he takes action against all corrupt officers.

The chief secretary has asked all administrative departments to furnish details of the beneficiaries mentioned in the list so that legal and disciplinary action could be taken against them as early as possible.

According to sources, more than 151 officers of the health department, more than 29 senior officers of the school education department, 5 senior officers of the population welfare department, 4 officers of the home department and several others are in the list.

“Interestingly, around 938 bureaucrats of the Sindh government and their relatives financially benefited from the BISP,” sources added.

When contacted, Secretary Services Navid Shaikh said that the administrative departments have been directed to provide details of the beneficiaries of the BISP. “The chief secretary will take any action after completion of the whole process”, he added.

The writer is a member of Pakistan Today's Karachi Bureau.



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