KARACHI: A special team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Friday raided the Sindh Information Department, seized record of advertisements of the last three years and record of alleged illegal recruitment of 43 information officers who were directly recruited in grade 17 in 2012.
The NAB team arrived at the Information Department around 11:00am and remained there for two hours, seized the record and questioned two senior officers, both dealing with advertisement and human resources – a director and a deputy director. The NAB Karachi is inquiring into various matters of Sindh Information Department regarding corruption of billions of rupees, financial misappropriations and other irregularities including illegal appointments of grade 17 information officers.
The NAB sources informed that recently the Bureau initiated two separate inquiries of alleged corruption in advertisements from 2015 to 2018 and illegal appointment of grade 17 officers and in this regard despite various correspondences of the NAB, the Information Department was reluctant to provide complete information. Sources in the NAB said that its team seized useful record of the said irregularities which would be helpful in further investigation.