LAHORE – The Anti-Corruption Establishment has sought permission from the  Chief Minister to summon senior officers of Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education in corruption cases. The sources claimed that senior officers including the BISE Chairman, Secretary and Controller would be summoned and interrogated as the investigations were leading towards their involvement in corruption committed by Dr Majid Naeem, former IT consultant for the Punjab Board.

Previously, the Anti-Corruption Establishment had arrested Dr Majid Naeem, on charges of misappropriation, financial and administrative irregularities and failure of the online results system which he had designed for the BISE. The IT specialist is no stranger to controversy as he was earlier arrested by the National Accountability Bureau on November 12th on charges of abuse of authority and misappropriation of funds while he was the principal of the Punjab University College of Information Technology. He was later released by the accountability court after depositing a down payment under the plea bargain agreement, with an arrangement to pay the remaining amount in instalments.

The NAB reference stated that Dr Majid Naeem had been arrested for misappropriating nearly 2.8 million rupees from PUCIT funds. However, NAB Punjab Director Attiqur Rehman quoted the amount as being Rs. 4.1 million. Rehman said that NAB had filed a reference in the accountability court in 2010, on the complaint from Punjab University’s management, adding that NAB had found documentary and other evidence of his guilt.