PPSC constitutes committee to probe paper leakage

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Public Service Commission has constituted a committee for internal inquiry into the paper leakage scandal. Muhammad Abdullah, accused in the forgery, was handed over to the anti-corruption JIT on a five-day physical remand.
According to details, the Punjab Public Service Commission has constituted a committee for internal inquiry into the paper scandal. Sources said that the inquiry committee will look into other issues including printing of papers. Guidance will also be sought on anti-corruption action.
On the other hand, the accused Muhammad Abdullah arrested in the scandal was produced in the court of a senior civil judge. According to the anti-corruption JIT, more accused are also involved in the scandal along with the accused. Efforts are being made to arrest them. At the request of the investigating officer, the court granted a five-day physical remand to the accused.
Anti-corruption team visited Punjab Public Service Commission office few days back and sought employee Waqar’s service profile and used computer were seized. Details of former clerk Omar Farooq were also sought. Significant progress has been made in the Public Service Commission paper leak scandal. A three-member team of Anti-Corruption Lahore seized the computer used by the arrested employee Waqar Akram. Service records were also handed over to anti-corruption. According to sources, the PPSC referred the case of a clerk named Omar Farooq to anti-corruption six months ago.
The Public Service Commission also sent several letters to the anti-corruption body to investigate Omar Farooq. As per sources clerk Omar Farooq allegedly used to collect lakhs of rupees in the name of passing examinations in the Public Service Commission.
Omar Farooq, a member of the Public Service Commission, was sacked six months ago on charges of financial corruption worth over Rs 20 million.
Waqar Akram, who was arrested by anti-corruption, also provided details about Omar Farooq to the authorities. Anti-corruption officials also decided to investigate Omar Farooq.