LAHORE - On the directions of Punjab Minister of Local Government Amir Mir to take decisive action against individuals involved in corrupt practices, the local government department on Thursday removed 23 employees from their posts for their alleged involvement in unlawful constructions. These employees, stationed within the Metropolitan Corporation’s planning department, had been contributing to corrupt activities owing to their extensive experience, according to local government officials who also informed that dishonest officials, including building inspectors were transferred earlier within the department. They further said that disciplinary action was underway against the 23 individuals who had been removed from the planning department for their role in facilitating illegal constructions.
Meanwhile, Amir Mir emphasized in a statement that the drive against corruption within the local government department extended beyond just building inspectors and planning staff as corrupt individuals such as patwaris and building surveyors will also be held accountable. He acknowledged that eradicating corruption from the local government department was a difficult task, but the process of accountability will continue. Amir Mir asserted that the corrupt elements and wrongdoers will not evade justice for much longer.