Islamabad : Ministry to constitute another committee to probe record tempering case

Islamabad , December 04(Online): The Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to form a probe committee once again against the two officers who committed tempering in official record and get increased their salaries through fake documents.
The Minister of Science and Technology Azam Swati had reinstated these officers by using his discretionary powers, who were first dismissed and then compulsory retired by the court of law. But after the reports came on media the Ministry has decided that another enquiry committee would investigate the matter.
Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology and Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation Qaiser Majeed Malik told this scribe that if both the officers of BPS-20 namely Dr Hafeez Ullah Khan and Haider Zaman Khattak would prove this time guilty then they would be removed from service permanently .
Both the officers have raised their annual increment by misusing their authority . They showed that summary was approved by the board but as matter of fact they both participated in the two member board proceedings which was itself illegal .
The Minister of Science and Technology Azam Swati had restored two senior officers who were dismissed from service on the order of the court for tempering in the official record .
Federal Minister Azam Swati has accepted their appeals for reinstatement and issued orders on 19 November that both officers Haider Zaman Khattak and Dr.Hafeez Ullah Khan may rejoin their duties. Both the officers were dismissed by Justice Aamir Farooq of Islamabad High Court in August 2016 on proving the guilty for tempering the record of Pakistan Science Foundation(PSF).
The two officers filed separate application in Appellate Bench of IHC but this time instead of their restoration, the court ordered for their compulsory retirement and levied fine on them too.
Now after the reinstatement of both officers a wave of panic was proliferated among the staff of PSF as they wrote a letter to chairman of the foundation on 30th November in which the staff showed their reservations over the decision of the minister, but no action was taken on it.

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