SAHIWAL- The officers and staff of the District Returning Officer Sahiwal allegedly embezzled the funds meant for payment of remuneration to the reserve polling staff.

According to the official sources, the funds amounting to Rs10 million were provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan. The DRO Sahiwal was provided with the funds for the conduct of Local Government Election 2015 which also included the payment for remuneration of reserve staff on polling day. However, the reserve staff could not be paid their remuneration to-date.

A returning officer of Sahiwal wrote a letter to the ECP, revealing that the funds meant for payment of remuneration to the reserve polling staff is embezzled. He alleged that the officers and staff of the DRO/DCO Sahiwal have embezzled the amount. The returning officer requested the ECP to order an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of the funds to fix responsibility and recovered the amount. He also demanded stern disciplinary action against the officials found involved in the embezzlement of the funds.

PRISONER DIES: A prisoner died here in Central Jail Sahiwal under mysterious circumstances. The prisoner identified as Ahmad Ali was serving life term. The District and Sessions judge has ordered for a judicial inquiry into the death of the prisoner.

The prisoner fell unconscious due to unknown reasons and was brought to DHQ Hospital but he could not survive. According to the autopsy reported conducted by the Medical Board on the advice of DHQ Hospital MS Dr Shahid Nazir, cause of the death of Ahmad Ali is Hepatitis. The DSJ assigned Judicial Magistrate Nasir Mehmood to probe the incident.