ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has deputed the officer on key anti-corruption post although a court judgment had termed the officer as ‘misfit’ for investigation and a spot on the reputation of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The officer has been condemned by Balochistan High Court for raiding Balochistan Public Service Commission in 2012 seizing official record despite that he was not authorized to do so.

The court in its judgment on October 22, 2012 termed Ziaullah Turu, then investigation officer NAB as misfit for inquiries asking the anti-corruption watchdog to assign him a desk job with no frequent contact with public.

Complying with the court orders, the NAB assigned him a desk job in its headquarters in Islamabad.

But interestingly, soon after Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) came to power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claiming to purge the province of corruption, Ziaullah Turu was deputed as Director Anti-Corruption Establishment KP in violation of the deputation rules.

Mr Turu was condemned by the court for acting above law by raiding office of the Balochistan Public Service Commission arguing a Governor was authorized to initiate inquiry against a public office.

The court had found that the investigation officer (Mr Turu) was proven guilty of illegally detaining two officers of the commission without recording their statements triggering the two-member bench to include that the NAB officer had some personal interest in the raid.

Official sources told The Nation that the officer had been deputed by PTI in the KP to victimize political opponents adding that his educational credentials too were unknown.