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  • Owais is the cousin of one other suspect arrested within the case, Waqar Akram
  • Earlier than Owais, his brother, Usman, was arrested for his alleged involvement
  • Each suspects had modified 11 cell phones from October to December

The Anti-Corruption Institution (ACE) has arrested one other suspect allegedly concerned in leaking the Punjab Public Service Fee (PPSC) examination papers.

The suspect, Owais, is the cousin of one other suspect Waqar Akram, Junior Knowledge Entry Operator on the PPSC. Furthermore, earlier than Owais, his brother, Usman, was additionally arrested for his alleged involvement.

Each the suspects had modified 11 cell phones from October to December, the ACE officers mentioned, including that the probe into the matter was nonetheless underway.

Learn extra: Anti-Corruption Institution digs up extra particulars in PPSC leaked paper case

As many as 103,487 candidates had utilized for the aggressive examination in opposition to the marketed 58 profitable posts within the Punjab Income Division.

ACE digs up extra particulars in paper leak case

Within the first week of January, ACE had mentioned that one of many suspects, arrested in reference to leaking of PPSC’s examination, has transferred information to a USB machine.

The authority had arrested 4 suspects “red-handed just two hours before the exams for 58 Tehsildars posts were scheduled to be conducted”.

ACE officers mentioned that the investigation revealed that Waqar would steal examination papers and switch the information to a USB drive. “Out of the four people arrested in relation to the scandal, two of them are important members of the gang.”

PPSC paper leak: ACE arrests gang of 4

Whereas Akram stole examination papers, Ghazanfar, his confederate and an worker within the fee’s finance division, would promote them. Ghazanfar can be a legislation scholar at Punjab College.

The authority mentioned it recovered candidates’ roll quantity slips, previous papers, and money from the accused’s room. An M.Phil scholar, Gohar Ali, has additionally been detained within the case whereas a clerk, named Umar Farooq, was fired after allegations of corruption in opposition to him have been confirmed. 

PPSC paper leak

On December 26, candidates staged a protest exterior the PPSC examination centres, alleging that critical errors had taken place within the examination and that the paper was leaked beforehand.

A candidate showing for the place of lecturer mentioned that jobs for the career had already been handed out to folks. “By holding examinations, the [PPSC] is only doing a formality,” he mentioned.

The take a look at was held on December 20, following which a variety of candidates took to Twitter to spotlight their grievances and demanded that PPSC authorities look into the problem.

Punjab CM units up inquiry committee

A day in the past, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar constituted an inquiry committeeto examine the Punjab Public Service Fee (PPSC) examination paper leak.

The committee, led by CM’s Inspection Crew (CMIT) chairperson Ali Murtaza, has been tasked to submit report in 5 days.

“The PPSC is a national organisation and nobody will be allowed to play with its reputation,” the Punjab CM mentioned.

“The CMIT team will expose the elements who are involved in paper leak scandal,” he mentioned, including that officers supporting the gang chargeable for the paper leak will even be delivered to e-book and the PPSC’s popularity protected.

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