KARACHI                   -          Sindh Anti-Corruption Depart­ment has launched an investiga­tion into an alleged embezzlement of development funds and mega corruption in Sindh House Islam­abad Staff Colony.

The complaints were received regarding misappropriation of development funds allocated for Sindh House Islamabad Staff Col­ony, said a statement on Tuesday.

It is pertinent to mention that from the year 2015 to 2019-20, 13 crore 82 lakh 45 thousand and 700 rupees were released for the development works of Staff Colony Sindh House Islamabad. However, Sindh Building Division Works Karachi officials usurped all the money through fake bills and vouchers and not a single rupee was spent on development works.

The inquiry was ordered by Sindh Minister for Anti-Corrup­tion Jam Ikramullah Dharejo on complaints of corruption in the aforementioned project.

The Sindh Anti-Corruption De­partment, following the orders of the provincial minister for Anti-Corruption, has launched the in­vestigations against the officers of Provincial Building Division Works Karachi. Akhter Ali Chief Engineer, Arshad Ali Bhutto Superintendent Engineer, Muhammad Aqeel As­sistant Engineer Sindh House, Akhtar Chaudhry Accounts Clerk, Tariq Azad Contractor and other officers have been involved in the alleged scam.

Meanwhile Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce & Cooperative Department and Anti-Corruption Jam Ikramullah Dhare­jo has said that no officer involved in corruption will be forgiven and efforts are being made to establish a corruption-free society.

Jam Ikramullah Dharejo added, ‘ All the cases related to corruption would reach their logical end, and those involved in corruption will be punished accordingly so that no one will dare to commit corrup­tion in future’.