Well is anyone surprised the officer doing his job and exposing a major land theft by DHA has been removed from his position?
Honest bureaucrat made OSD
ISLAMABAD: Annoyed with its bureaucrat minion for having the audacity of doing the right thing by exposing a “dirty deal”, the Establishment Division punished an honest joint secretary of the Ministry of Minorities, Munir Ahmed Chaudhry, by making him an officer on special duty (OSD) writes Rauf Klasra.
His “crime” had been that he had conducted investigations into the dirty deal between the Evacuee Trust Board, Pakistan, (ETBP) and Defence Housing Society (DHA), Lahore. If the officer was expecting plaudits for his efforts then he was in for a rude shock because when he reported for duty on Wednesday morning, he found a directive waiting for him on his table, directing him to immediately report to Establishment Division as OSD.
Meanwhile, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Ch Nisar Ali Khan took serious note of the ETPB-DHA land transfer scam published in The News on April 21. Ministry of Minorities Secretary Javed Akthar has been directed to appear before PAC on Friday to explain the whole scam as how come the ETBP had transferred the Gurdwara lands to the DHA which was not allowed under the Sikh Act 1925.
The transfer of 575 kanals of Sikh Gurdwara land to DHA, Lahore, had even echoed in Indian parliament in December last year, and New Delhi had asked Pakistan to conduct investigations into the transfer of the minorities land to DHA. Consequently, the Ministry had appointed Joint Secretary Munir Ahmed Chaudhry to head a two member inquiry committee, which has now confirmed that the deal was dirty and should be reviewed to save Pakistan’s image….
Probably the same fate is awaiting another officer. He has dared to document water-theft by the Army and Rangers.(He might have already met the same fate so if you come across any news, do let me know)
For comparison, see what kind get rewarded these days. These two stories are from today:
Is it a bribe for MNA making the new NAB law?
MNA’s Skin doctor daughter gets appointed consultant/adviser to the federal Health Ministry to play “her role in the finalisation of the national health policy”.
First Rehman Malik, now Malik’s staff officer follows his boss
As the dismissal of Rehman Malik from FIA was converted into retirement, his staff officer and sidekick Sajjad Haider, a co-accused in accountability references, has also applied for the same concession…bypassing all the rules to reach the appellant authority, has not only written directly to the prime minister asking for reinstatement, instead of routing his request through the Secretary Interior.