ACE starts probe into KPTS fund embezzlement
Posted on 10 months ago
KARACHI (PPI): The Anti-Corruption Establishment of Sindh has started probing the embezzlement of funds and grabbing of two cars of Karachi Public Transport Society by the former administrator of KPTS. The probe has been started on the orders of the chief secretary.
In a recent meeting of Governing Body of KPTS, chaired by provincial secretary transport Nazar Muhammad Kalhoro, the present administrator Shamsuddin Abro submitting the detailed report on the affairs of Society, informed that Rs.5 million were kept in term deposit in a bank from where Rs.3 million were withdrawn despite orders of Chief Secretary for freezing the funds. The premature withdrawal of amount caused heavy financial loss on one hand and that amount was misused/embezzled allegedly on the other, he said in written report.
Abro further said in his report that a new car costing Rs.1.4 million was purchased and taken away by ex-administrator Ali Anwar while another vehicle (Toyota Hilux Pickup) number GL-4554 of KPTS is also missing for which FIR has been lodged and the anti-corruption establishment is investigating. He added that taking away car and missing of other vehicle, and also the embezzlement of funds were reported to Sindh Chief Secretary who ordered anti-corruption to probe.
It may be mentioned that Shamsuddin Abro, the founder administrator of KPTS, was arbitrarily removed by former Secretary Transport and had appointed Ali Anwar as new administrator. Mr. Abro had challenged his removal in Sindh High Court who ordered his reinstatement. The governing body of KPTS also endorsed the reinstatement order of SHC.
The KPTS operates the Metro buses and radio cabs in Karachi.
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