SIALKOT

Anti Corruption Establishment Gujranwala Regional Director Muzaffar Khan has ordered the registration of cases against the officials concerned for recruiting 60 female educators in Sialkot and Narowal districts on fake documents after extorting handsome amounts from them in 2012.

He has also directed the district accounts officers of Sialkot and Narowal to recover all the salaries from these fraudulent female teachers, which they got during the service at earliest.

The fraud came under light when the senior officials of the Education Department scrutinised their documents and academic degrees and found them bogus. They forwarded their cases to the Anti Corruption Establishment which took all the official record into custody and probed into the matter and declared the appointments of 60 female teachers made on the fake documents.

Circle Officer ACE Sialkot Shahid Mehmood Ghuman told newsmen that as Assistant Education Officer Zaibun Nisa and five clerks of Sialkot Education Department were also found directly involved in the corruption.

PROTEST AGAINST GAS CUTS: Hundreds of people including women staged a sit-in and held a demonstration in Sialkot city’s Allama Iqbal Chowk against gas loadshedding in the district.

The protesters were holding the banners and placards and chanting anti-government slogans. They said that the people residing in the most of residential, industrial and commercial areas of Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Kotli Loharaan, Pasrur and surrounding areas were facing great ordeal due to low pressure of gas. They expressed grave concern over the critical situation.

The consumers most of the women said that daily 20-hour loadshedding of gas had made their life miserable. They added that the nasty situation had badly hampered the industrial activities in export-oriented Sialkot city.

They said that the loadshedding and low pressure of gas was badly irking the domestic consumers. They said that gas pressure often becomes low in the morning and evening daily due to which they were unable to timely prepare the breakfast, lunch and dinner. The students of schools and colleges have to go to educational institutions without having breakfast. “Everyone is living a very perturbed life now-a-days,” they said. Some women said that they were sleepless during the nights in order to cook meals during the nights.