Ehtesab Commission should not be made controversial: Minister Information

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information & Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani Monday said Ehtasaab Commission is fully independent and autonomous body and have the mandate to eliminate corruption from the society.

He said Zia ullah Afridi was arrested by the commission on corruption allegations; however the court would decide whether he was guilty. He urged the masses to refrain from protests against the arrest and do not make the commission controversial.

In a statement issued here, he said it was credibility of the commission that the sitting minister was arrested on corruption charges, adding that in past the legislators got the bills passed for their own benefits.

Mushtaq Ghanni said the PTI led provincial government is committed to eradicating corruption from the society and have constituted the autonomous commission to fulfill its commitment.

The Minister said that Ehtasaab commission have built the confidence of the masses and empower them to hold any government department or dignity accountable in case of corrupt practices or poor performance.

He said nobody can doubt the credibility of the commission after the arrest of the provincial minister, adding that PTI is pursuing politics of transparency, merit and justice in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.