LAKKI MARWAT - The anti-corruption establishment recovered over Rs 500,000 from the absent female teachers of Lakki education department and deposited this amount in the government kitty on Monday.

“During a special campaign launched on the directives of ACE Provincial Director Ziaullah Toru, a team headed by ACE Bannu Director Abdul Hai Baber, found several teachers missing from schools,” said ACE Lakki Circle Officer Shahid Adnan. He said that the campaign was aiming to make state-run schools fully functional and overcome the menace of teachers’ absence from schools.

He said that the ACE officials conducted thorough inquiry into the matter and came to know that the female teachers had been absent from the schools for a long time. “The officials took up the matter with the relevant quarters of female education department and made recoveries from these teachers for the period of their absence,” he maintained.

Shahid added that absent teachers and other government employees would face a stern legal action for absenting from schools and duty places.