KARACHI – The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) has expedited the investigation into irregularities in direct appointments of Grade-17 authorities officers within the Sindh info division on Thursday.

The anti-corruption watchdog summoned Grade-17 authorities officers on Friday to carry an investigation into their direct appointment to the Sindh info division.

Greater than 40 officers had been immediately appointed to the knowledge division in the course of the tenure of former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon.

Greater than 15 officers have been summoned by a joint investigation staff of NAB on Friday and Saturday.

Sources nearer to NAB investigators stated that the officers had been recruited on contractual foundation and given extension of their providers with out following the authorized necessities. The providers of 39 authorities officers had been made everlasting in 2017, sources added.

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It emerged that NAB officers recorded statements of eight authorities officers on this connection.

Sources stated that former Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon was additionally summoned by NAB investigators over regularising 39 officers, whereas, former Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and ex-minister Sharjeel Memon have been additionally included within the ongoing probe.

The previous Chief Minister had been summoned on October 13 and ex-minister Sharjeel Memon on October 5 whereas Qaim Ali Shah submitted his written response within the case. Nonetheless, Memon did seem earlier than the investigators nor submitted his response, stated sources.

In response to NAB officers, ex-CM Qaim Ali Shah had authorized the appointments in 2012. Former particular secretary to the then CM Atta Muhammad Panhwar, Zulfiqar Ali, Imran Atta and Shazia Soomro have been additionally nominated within the case.