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Sindh to establish Ehtesab Commission: Qaim Ali Shah

Karachi, September 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): Sindh government has decided to establish Sindh Ehtesab Commission to deal with the complaints and cases of corruption. For the purpose, necessary enactment would be made in Sindh Assembly. This decision was taken in a high level meeting held here under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House today.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Advocate General Fatah Malik, Principal Secretary to CM Alamuddin Bullo, Senior Member Board of Revenue Mohammad Waseem, Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro, Law Secretary.

The chief minister said that Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) is a good and effective organisation and has taken drastic actions to nab the corrupt elements. “But, I want to enhance their scope and capacity to purge the provincial government of corrupt elements. Therefore, there is a dire need to establish a provincial Ehtesab commission,” he said.

The chief minister constituted a committee comprising Secretary Law, Advocate General, Home secretary and other concerned officers to prepare a draft of the bill for SEC. “After approval the bill will be tabled in Sindh assembly,” he said.

The Ehtesab Commission would have an independent board with a chairman. “It would be a strong, efficient and purely a professional organisation only clean and competent officers would be inducted there,” he said. It may be noted that a similar Ehtesab commission has already been established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. After KPK, Sindh would be the other province which would have Ehtesab commission.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +92-21-99202019
Cell: +92-300-3524057 (Ext: 336)

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