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ACE arrests three officials


SIALKOT: The Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Wednesday arrested three officials, including two XENs, in funds embezzlement and corruption case.

According to Deputy Director ACE Sialkot Muhammad Waseem Akhtar, Rana Ghulam Mustafa, XEN of WASA Lahore, Abdul Ghafur Malik, XEN Division Buildings No 2 Gujranwala, and Javaid Iqbal, Sub Engineer at the office of XEN Irrigation Gujrat, were nominated in a case of funds embezzlement of Rs 2 million and the ACE had registered a case against them.


ACE to mark Int’l Anti-corruption Day on 9th

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) will mark the International Anti-corruption Day on December 9.

The ACE will organise various events at regional level to create awareness among the masses against corruption besides accelerating efforts for its eradication.

It may be mentioned here that this was decided in a meeting of regional directors led by DG ACE Brig (retd) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha held the last day.

Also Read This: Betel leaf importer arrested in Rs 2.6bln scam

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore arrested another betel leaf importer, Rashid Shams, for causing a loss of Rs 16.58 million to the national exchequer by evading/mis-calculating Customs Duty on import of the commodity in a renowned Rs 2.6 billion corruption case.

According to NAB spokesman, under the Pak-Sri Lanka Trade Agreement, betel leaf is being imported from Sri Lanka and India. Through evasion and miscalculation of Customs Duty with the connivance of Customs officers, various private importers managed to misappropriate Rs 2.6 billion, collectively.

In this case, NAB Lahore has already arrested 10 other accused earlier. Rashid Shams was arrested on Tuesday from Lahore who kept importing betel leaf during 2008-12 through M/s Al-Shams Traders and managed to embezzle Rs 16.58 million by paying far less duty in a government designated bank compared with the amounts shown on the hard copies of Goods Declaration (GDs).

NAB Lahore would produce Rashid Shams in an accountability court on Wednesday for seeking his physical remand for further investigation.