ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to convert the case of 1,300 bogus appointments of teachers in Sindh against former Pakistan People's Party Education Minister Pir Mazar ul Haq into inquiry after complaint verification, The Nation learnt yesterday.

The Executive Board Meeting of NAB initiated the process of complaint verification against Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, in the case of bogus appointments of 1300 teachers in the provincial education department during the last tenure of PPP.

NAB had received the complaint against Mazahr in June and he was education minister at that time. The complaint also included name of current secretary Sindh Education Ministry. 

The NAB sources told The Nation that the case of bogus appointments had already been established in the inquiry committee constituted by the CM Sindh. Present education minister of Sindh, Nisar Khuhro, had also claimed that these 13,000 appointments were made illegally against merely 1,425 teaching posts during the Haq’a tenure.

The sources said that it was clearly mentioned in the complaint that approximately Rs 6500 million to 13000 million had allegedly been collected in the name of appointments.

The sources said that NAB took three months for the verification of the complaint against Haq. 

Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry had already committed to eradicate corruption across the country by using all its resources in a recent meeting for overcoming corruption. 

He said that NAB was established to fight and eradicate corruption in a holistic and integrated manner. NAB is essentially a complaint driven organization.

He said NAB’s personnel need to follow a strict Code of Conduct and zero tolerance against corruption is to be visibility exhibited.

He said that NAB has established 4019 Character Building Societies (CBS) in educational institutions across the country to build an effective edifice against corruption.