PESHAWAR - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested Bakht Zamin, Principal Government Vocational and Technical Training Centre Gulbahar, Peshawar on the charges of corruption, corrupt practices and misuse of authority in implementation of scheme of vocational training under FATA Rural Development Project.

The FRDP was implementing various initiatives for the uplift of FATA during 2008-2011. Accused Bakhat Zamin while in league with others pocketed millions of rupees reserved for hostel accommodation of poor students of FATA (Khyber, Mohamand and Bajur Agencies) and prepared nine fake rent agreements with various hotel owners, property dealers to show that he had hired accommodation for the students.

Similarly, he used to give cash amounting to Rs20,000 to Rs30,000 to the Training Coordinators for purchase of necessary items but he placed bogus invoices in the record claiming millions of expenditure. This is highly regretful that a person of higher educational level responsible for imparting education gets involved in corruption and corrupt practices.

This is a reflection on moral degradation of our society. The principal being Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) embezzled around Rs33 millions by misusing his authority. Investigation is under process. The accused will be produced in accountability for obtaining his physical remand into NAB custody.