KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Department has completed a probe into bogus recruitment in the Sindh Education Department during the tenure of former provincial minister Pir Mazharul Haq.

The investigating agency has identified 10 officials in the scandal and a case has been prepared to arrest them for misusing the authority and spreadingcorruption, a high credible source told on the condition of anonymity.

During the tenure of Haq, a total of 1,500 teaching and 1,518 non-teaching staff was supposed to be recruited against 3,018 posts in Karachi and Hyderabad, but the said officials misused the authority and recruited 1,1200 persons after taking bribes from them.

According to the source, a surgeon of Civil Hospital in his written statement submitted to Anti-Corruption Department confirmed that 1,1200 bogus medical reports were collected from the hospital.

After the bogus recruitment, serious differences emerged between the then minister Haq and Education Secretary Fazal-Ullah-Pechuho, who did not approve the employment letters. Though the recruited persons have been performing their duties, they did not get a single salary as their appointment was made illegally and on bogus pattern.

The report, prepared under the supervision of Director Anti Corruption Khalid Chachar, revealed that all the inductions were made on the basis of nepotism, bribery and in violation of rules.

According to the source, the investigation report has been sent to chief secretary Sindh and Chairman Anti Corruption Department, seeking permission to take the culprits into custody.

The officials include former director education, Shams Uddin; Ataullah Bhutto, former district officer Abdul Jabbar Dayo, Mumtaz Sheikh; Farnaz Riaz; Deputy Secretary Abdul Azeem, former additional director Iqbal Memon, accounts officer Ghulam Hussain Soomro and Bashir Ahmed.