Akhtar Ghori invites anti-corruption department to investigate affairs of the board
KARACHI: The chairperson of the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi, (BIEK), Mohammad Akhtar Ghori, has said that the board is sold for Rs240 million each year in cases of nepotism and unfair results. The chairperson presented a handout at a press conference on Tuesday, detailing the corruption and mismanagement going on in the board’s affairs.
Ghori, who was appointed chairperson of the BIEK in June, said that many records and files were missing while others were simply not maintained or updated. He ordered the section heads and their respective superior administrative establishments, generals, accounts, audit and IT sections to maintain the records properly or face action.
In another statement issued to the media, Ghori claimed to have taken notice of delays in the submission and processing of salary bills of daily-wagers employed by the board. The chairperson also revealed that that he had been receiving complaints that every year, the Inter Board was sold for Rs240 million in the name of nepotism and unfair results. Speaking to The Express Tribune, he said that he was ready to facilitate the Anti-Corruption Department for any investigation into the records of the board. “I need to put an end to the sale of the BIEK,” he said.
Ghori has also written a letter to the controller of examinations, Imran Chishti, in which he has demanded an explanation into some incidents of threatening staff members for refusing to obey ‘his illegal orders’.
Mentioning two incidents in the letter, he warned that such illegal actions are unacceptable in any case. The chairperson also asked the controller to clarify his position in these cases within two days and submit a written reply.
In another case against the controller where he posted and transferred three employees on his own, the chairperson reversed the orders, claiming the controller did not have the authority to transfer or post any employee of the BIEK.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2015.