After caught stealing, and facing embarrassment, Zarrar Haider Khan, joint secretary of the Ministry of Industries and Production and a BS-20 officer of the state bureaucracy’s elite Pakistan Administrative Service cadre, has been suspended from service on disciplinary grounds.
he disgraced officer had caused embarrassment to the country after being caught on closed-circuit TV (CCTV) camera stealing a foreign dignitary’s wallet and pocketing it.
The dignitary was a member of the Kuwaiti delegation which was visiting the country to discuss investment plans in Pakistan.
Sources said the theft was caught on CCTV after members of the Kuwaiti delegation lodged a strong protest.
In the six-second leaked video clip, which also went viral on social media, the bureaucrat could be seen lifting the wallet from the table and putting it into his pocket at a time when the Kuwaiti delegates and officials of the ministry had left the hall of the Economic Affairs Division after their meeting.