Karachi: (Aftab Channa) The Sindh’s anti corruption authorities have finally launched an investigation into the multi-billion mega scam of financial corruption at the Sindh Assembly secretariat, allegedly by its Secretary, Project Director and other officials, Sindh Post has learnt.

The secretary of the Sindh Assembly, Ghulam Muhammad Umar Farooq Buriro, son of former Secretary Sindh Assembly Hadi Bux Buriro, Special Secretary, Additional Secretary, Project Director, OSD and others are allegedly charged to have been involved in massive financial corruption of billions of rupees, illegal appointments etc.

In this connection, two senior officers of BS-18 of the Sindh Assembly namely Mrs Aneesa Naz Begum and Mrs Siraj Fatima have approached the Anti Corruption Establishment, Government of Sindh with a request to launch massive investigations to take on those corrupt officials who are involved financial embezzlement of billions of rupees funds of Sindh Assembly’s development and illegal appointment made during the ban period by the Assembly’s Secretary, according to sources.

In this regard, former Chairman Enquiries and Anti Corruption Ghulam Qadir Thebo had tasked committed and dedicated officer, Deputy Director Headquarters Zameer Ahmed Abbasi to probe the matter and take those involved to task.

According to sources, in the month of June 2017, Secretary Sindh Assembly in a bid to avoid more than Rs 25 million being lapsed had transferred huge amounts into the accounts of Sindh Assembly officials as honorarium and then forcibly took back all the extra amount in shape of cheques.

According to documents available exclusively with the Sindh Post, Secretary Ghulam Muhammad Umar Farooq received Rs 1,035,516 and Rs 600,000 against the actual allowance of Rs 184,000 while Assistant Secretary Mohammad Habib received Rs 787,009 and Rs 500,000 against the actual allowance of Rs 102,000.

The same way Syed Mohammad Ali, Reporter, received Rs 1,013,682 and Rs 400,000 against Rs 180,000 as allowance, Haroon OSD received Rs 564,964 and Rs 325,000 against actual allowance Rs 76,000, Abdul Sattar Mahar received Rs 453,315 and Rs 325,000 against Rs 54,000.

The sources further added that Secretary has forcibly got back all the amounts from the assembly officials and transferred the same in his accounts.

Furthermore, sources said that Secretary and Project Director with the approval of Speaker Sindh Assembly Aga Siraj Durrani have appointed hundreds of people illegally on higher grade during the ban on jobs.

The Sindh Post repeatedly tried to contact Secretary Sindh Assembly Ghulam Muhammad Umar Farooq to seek his point of view however his cell phone remained unattended.