Corruption worth millions excavated in youth development project
KARACHI: Anti-corruption establishment (ACE) East arrested two officers over their alleged involvement in corruption worth millions excavated in Sindh’s Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development (BBSYD).
ACE deputy director told media that two officers who were arrested by his departments has allegedly made corruption worth Rs 38.7 million only in Karachi. Whereas, the investigation into financial irregularities is underway in other Sindh districts.
While explaining the issue, ACE deputy director told that BBSYD only enrolled 5 genuine students and the rest of them were fake. They used fake IDs to get the stipend money to fill their own pockets. Similarly, the youth developments’ existence were only in papers but not in real.
The arrested men were identified as Faisal Ansari and Arsalan, who were working as in-charge district East and West and manager of Information Technology (IT) branch of BBSYD.
The ACE senior office gave more details by telling that the accused persons have organised a gang which was working in 17 Sindh districts for Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development that allocated fund of Rs 2500 to each student registered under the programme. He said that thousands of students were registered in the development programme across the province.