OUR STAFF REPORTER SADIQABAD - The Punjab Bar Council has unearthed millions of rupees corruption in the Rahim Yar Khan District Bar Associations funds during an audit conducted on the complaint of a senior member of the DBA. Advocate Sardar Saifullah Khan Niazi submitted a complaint to the PBC chairman, saying that the DBA body elected in 2010 had plundered millions of rupees by maintaining a counterfeit record of funds consumption. To probe the issue, the PBC appointed senior member Mazhar Hussain Advocate as enquiry officer who reached the bar room and began investigation. During the audit, the officer summoned former DBA president Sardar Abdul Basit Khan and ex-general secretary Chaudhry Basharat Hussain and demanded detailed record of the bars funds. He also pinpointed corruption on various points and interrogated the former office-bearers. According the statement of the former president and the general secretary, the then DBA body received funds of Rs 14.2 million. Besides, the bar also received funds through construction and allotment of chambers while there was no mention of other monetary resources provided by various personalities in the shape of financial assistance. However, the investigation is underway and it is hoped that many secrets of corruption will be revealed. On the other side, the newly-posted Rahim Yar Khan district and sessions judge has assumed the charge of his office. Mr Iftikhar Ahmad Khan, who was transferred as customs judge from Lahore, was received and welcomed by additional district and sessions, senior civil and civil judges in the district. Afterwards, he met with all the judges and directed them to discharge their duties honestly and avoid unnecessary delays in order to provide cheap and immediate justice for the populace. He also asked them to leave nothing undone to dispose of old cases lying pending with the court. Reminding the lawyers of the peoples sacrifices during lawyers movement for independence of judiciary and rule of law in the country, the new D&SJ pledged that corruption in any way would not be tolerated. He added that the masses had pinned many hopes on the judiciary as they did not hesitate even to sacrifice their lives. Therefore, he reiterated, the judges are bound to restore peoples trust in judiciary by making verdict honestly and on merit. The D&SJ has been an anti-corruption judge in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Vehari as well.