Corruption probe falls prey to committees

A 0.33 committee fashioned to probe allegations of corruption of Rs66.2 million inside the District Health Authority Rawalpindi has failed to deliver its file on the function of a woman officer said to be the imperative person inside the complete episode.

The committee turned into constituted on May eight, the same day on which the second one inquiry committee turned into scheduled to put up its very last record in the case regarding Dr Hooria Mohsin. However, the committee become terminated on that day, with the health secretary forming a 3rd committee, and giving it 14 days to post its report. The additional secretary for reforms chaired the committee which is yet to publish the file regardless of the passage of the deadline.

An earlier three-member committee headed by Health Services Director Dr Asadur Rahman had located that Dr Mohsin and seven others brought on losses of Rs66.2 million to the country wide exchequer during procurement for the health authority. It additionally advocated convalescing the amount from the officers.

He also endorsed a separate inquiry in opposition to them below the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act. Instead of taking movement on it, every other inquiry committee changed into fashioned underneath the chairmanship of Health Services Director Dr Rana Muhammad Riaz.

Moreover, a overall performance assessment of the officer in query, Dr Mohsin, blanketed comparable feedback. Dr Anser Ishaq, the fitness branch CEO, and Dr Asadur Rehman, a former director in health services.

Dr Mohsin had challenged the feedback, which known as her reportedly corrupt while also casting aspersions on her individual, mind-set, professionalism and behavior.

The said remarks have been expunged from her record at the orders of the secretary of the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, Ali Jan Khan.

Sources aware of the matter say that a key parent within the supervisory provincial authorities turned into actively worried in the count due to which the ‘open-and-close’ corruption case was getting stalled.

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