KHARIAN - Corruption is rampant in the Revenue Department. It is an uphill task for any one to get completed any document in connection with land transfer or sale, purchase in Tehsil Kharian.

As per detail, Khawaja Shahid Sialvi, a resident of Lalamusa, has alleged in a written complaint of corruption before Assistant Director Anti-Corruption in which he has alleged that he deposited some documents for completion and verification. Sub-Registrar called him (applicant) in his office in Kharian and demanded Rs40,000  as bribe for completion of documents otherwise he will not complete documents and neither statement will be taken if bribe was not paid.

The applicant added that later, Sub-Registrar received Rs35,000 as bribe through former Registry Moharrar Zulfiqar from him and completed his documents. Khawaja Shahid demanded the suspension of Sub-Registrar Khawaja Nadeem Hassan and applied Anti-Corruption Department to register a case against him. He also said that he will knock the door of the Lahore High Court (LHC), if his written complaint was over looked.

Sources have added that it has become a routine matter that the Registry Branch receive one per cent (1%) as bribe even after depositing 4 per cent in banks. Sources have also told that corruption in Tehsil Kharian has become a routine matter.