RE The performance of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Anti-Corruption Department of the Punjab, which is set up by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to probe into corruption cases of government officers, is very poor during the last three months.
Despite the full-blown claims of highly paid retired bureaucrats appointed in the Unit regarding accountability of corrupt officers, did not complete the investigation of a single case. They also did not get register a case against the corrupt officers and became a burden on national exchequer.
As per details, the anti-corruption department did not take any action against the corrupt officers. Only five officers of Grade-19 or above from across the province were interrogated in 2009.
The officials of department did not have the courage to bring to book the corrupt officers who were grabbing the government money with both hands.
On which, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif had set up a Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Anti-Corruption Department to investigate the cases of corrupt officers.
The unit comprised of 5 officers including two retired session judges namely Sher Zahoor and Sakhi Muhammad and two retired bureaucrats Nasir Javed Basra and former DIG Abdul Khaliq Khan.
One technical officer is yet to be appointed in the unit. Their salaries were fixed equal to other high-rank officers and MP-III and other funds were also included in their salary package.
But a big question mark was put on their performance as they failed to complete investigate of even a single case since they appointed.