LAHORE Anti-Corruption Establishment Director General has appointed influential junior officers on senior posts setting aside the desire of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to eliminate corruption from the province, sources in ACE revealed to this scribe. They said several officers, some of them even not from the relevant departments, were serving in ACE on key posts showing poor performance. An officer in the ACE seeking anonymity said a junior officer Muhammad Khan Ranjha was as Director Rawalpindi Region due to the reason best know to the ACE management. He said Ranjha, a Grade-18 officer, was posted against the post of Grade-19. Similarly, Zahid Mushtaq who is from Agriculture Department and of Grade-17 is serving as Deputy Director (Investigation) Gujranwala, the officer further added. Sources claimed that as per Anti-Corruption laws no officer from other than police or investigation agency could perform duty in ACE especially in investigation department. An inspector of Grade-16 Irfan Khosa is serving against the slot of Assistant Director in Lahore Region. Inspector Saif Ullah is also working as Assistant Director in the Region and Inspector Imran Arif of Grade-16 is serving as Assistant Director Complaint at Multan Region. A senior officer at ACE Headquarter said by appointing junior officers against the higher positions how the DG could get results against corruption. An officer said there was no visible change after induction of present Director General ACE, Abid Javed who was posted after five months wait. Since the post of ACE DG remained vacant after retirement of former DG Kazim Ali Malik on February 9, 2011, the Punjab government was perhaps seeking a most appropriate officer to run ACE in a way to eliminate corruption from the province. But so far neither any mega corruption case was registered against any senior officer nor any officer was arrested. When this scribe contacted Assistant Director Monitoring Muhammad Riaz to know the performance of ACE, he said; yes so far ACE has not done any outstanding job after induction of new DG. He said under patronisation of new DG, the ACE could only make progress in UET inquiry wherein professors were allegedly involved in corruption.