NAB raids BPSC, seizes record
28 September, 2012
QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday raided the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) following media reports about favouritism and also seized two-year record.
The BPSC is responsible for the recruitment of candidates against the gazetted posts of BPS 16 and 17. Once the institution was known as "symbol of merit" due to its transparent selection of deserving candidates. However, it came under fire from various political parities, student wings and candidates who think that they were ignored. The candidates for public service on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) to protest against 'corruption' and violation of merit in the institution. The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the chairman of the BPSC and other officials.
Approval of BPSC Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Magsi's daughter for appointment against the post of headmistress (BPS-17) and that of his son to the post of headmaster (BPS-17) sparked protests. Similarly, another section officer seat was given to nephew of a member of BPSC, Inyatullah Chengazi and one to the son-in-law of Commission member Asad Khan Luni.
On Tuesday, another result of Section Officer (BPS-17) was announced by the commission in which the son of BPSC member Asad Khan had clinched the open merit seat and the son of BPSC Deputy Director (Examination) Haji Wahid, clinched another section officer seat on open merit.
NAB took action after a private TV channel highlighted the matter. Reportedly, NAB also arrested BPSC Deputy Director (Examination) Abdul Wahid.
Talking to reporters, NAB Deputy Director (Operations) Ziaullah said that they had received complaints against the irregularities in the commission. "We have seized two-year record and whosoever is found guilty of any irregularities shall be dealt strictly," he said.
He also asked candidates to share with NAB if they had any evidence against the commission.