SHC notices officials in illegal appointment case


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the additional deputy prosecutor general for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Anti-Corruption Establishment and others to file comments in response to petition of former district officer for the elementary education against his possible arrest in teachers’ illegal appointment case.

Petitioner Mumtaz Ali Shaikh approached the court, seeking bail before arrest in the teachers’ illegal appointments case. The petitioner said the Chief Minister had issued orders for his suspension on April 24, 2013 over the allegations of illegal appointments of the teaching and non-teaching staff in the education department. But, the inquiry was not completed till his retirement on December 31, 2014.

Sheikh said that he had learnt through the papers about possible action against the government servants by the NAB. He said the CM ordered his suspension and the matter was later referred to the anti-corruption establishment but the NAB failed to complete the inquiry. He argued that such inordinate and deliberately delay in inquiry shows malafide intentions of the authorities and is a violation of the laws.