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  • ACE officers arrest PPSC Bahawalpur’s assistant director Furqan Ahmed
  • Furqan met paper’s consumers together with a suspect Ghanzafar, say officers
  • Officers say that raids are being performed to arrest suspects

LAHORE: Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Institution (ACE) on Tuesday made headway within the probe of the leaked Punjab Public Service Fee (PPSC) examination paper.

The ACE officers stated that PPSC Bahawalpur’s Assistant Director Furqan Ahmed had been arrested after a suspect, Fahad Ali, had recognized him.

The officers stated that Furqan would meet the examination paper’s consumers together with a suspect from the finance division, Ghanzafar.

Learn extra: PPSC cancels examination for Tehsildar posts ultimately minute after ‘paper leak’

A day earlier, ACE officers stated that one of many suspects, arrested in reference to leaking PPSC’s examination, had transferred recordsdata to a USB system.

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 stated the investigation revealed {that a} junior laptop operator on the Fee, recognized as Waqar Akram, would steal examination papers and switch the recordsdata to a USB drive. “Out of the four people arrested in relation to the scandal, two of them are important members of the gang.”

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

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

The authority stated it recovered candidates’ roll quantity slips, previous papers, and money from the accused’s room.

An MPhil pupil, Gohar Ali, has additionally been detained within the case whereas a clerk, named Umar Farooq, was fired after allegations of corruption towards him have been confirmed. 

PPSC paper leak

On December 26, candidates staged a protest outdoors the Punjab Public Service Fee’s (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 stated that jobs for the occupation had already been handed out to individuals. “By holding examinations, the [PPSC] is only doing a formality,” he stated.

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

Punjab CM units up inquiry committee

Two days in the past, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar constituted an inquiry committee to analyze the Punjab Public Service Fee (PPSC) examination paper leak.

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

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

“The CMIT team will expose the elements who are involved in paper leak scandal,” he stated, including that officers supporting the gang accountable for the paper leak will even be delivered to guide and the PPSC’s repute protected.

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