Senate body for strict action against employees involved in fraud cases

Senate Standing Committee on Communications on Monday directed Pakistan Post to take strict action against those employees involved in fraud and embezzlement cases. The meeting was held here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Daud Khan Achakzai, Advocate.
The meeting was also attended by Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Senator Usman Khan Kakar, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, Senator Liaqat Khan Taraqai.
The committee also directed Pakistan Post to expedite work on its seven new customer services to compete private sector.
Earlier, senior officials of Pakistan Post informed that the committee that as many as 224 theft, dacoity, robbery and embezzlement / fraud cases were registered in Pakistan Post during the last three years, causing loss of 460.8 million to the department.
The committee was informed that a total of 78 cases relating to theft, dacoity and robbery incidents took place in Pakistan Post, while 146 embezzlement and fraud cases were registered against 773 employees of the department during the period under review.
They further said that 93 per cent cases of 773 involved employees had been awarded strict punishments, while inquiry in 50 cases was still under process. The officials said that a number of steps were taken to minimize fraud cases, adding that daily financial transactions of the organization was Rs.4.6 billion.
The officials further said that a zero tolerance policy for employees involved in fraud cases was being implemented. The officials said that cases were reported to Police, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as per rules. —APP

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