KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to establish Sindh Ehtesab (Accountability) Commission to deal with the complaints and cases of corruption and for the purpose, necessary enactment would be made in Sindh Assembly.
This decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House here on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Advocate General Fatah Malik, Principal secretary to CM Alamuddin Bullo, Senior Member Board of Revenue Mohammad Waseem, Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro, Law Secretary.
The CM Sindh said that Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) is a good and effective organisation and has taken drastic actions to nab the corrupt elements.
“But, I want to enhance their scope and capacity to purge the provincial government of corrupt elements. Therefore, there is a dire need to establish a provincial Ehtesab commission,” he said.
The CM Sindh constituted a committee comprising Secretary Law, Advocate General, Home secretary and other concerned officers to prepare a draft of the bill for SEC. “After approval the bill will be tabled in Sindh Assembly,” he said.
The Ehtesab Commission would have an independent board with a chairman.
“It would be a strong, efficient and purely a professional organisation only clean and competent officers would be inducted there,” he said.
It may be noted that a similar Ehtesab commission has already been established in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa.
After KP, Sindh would be the other province which would have Ehtesab Commission.