According to the spokesperson of the Sindh government, provincial authorities would be contacting the federal government to issue a red warrant for suspended Naushahro Feroze Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tashfeen Alam over his alleged involvement in the Hyderabad-Sukkur M6 land scam case.
The red warrant is an international notice sent to the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) for the arrest and extradition of an individual.
Tashfeen, among several others, is accusingly involved in suspicious transactions of over Rs2 billion meant for acquiring land for the M6 Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway project.
He fled to Azerbaijan on November 19, according to various reports. The Sindh General Administration and Coordination Department S&GAD notified his suspension orders on November 22, while the federal Establishment Division suspended him for 120 days.
“The anti-corruption department has registered a case about the scam in Nausharo Feroze, and his (Tashfeen) name is included in the first information report (FIR),”
The spokesperson of the Sindh government stated that the Sindh chief minister had directed the provincial chief secretary to conduct a fact-finding inquiry into the matter to determine the facts of the case as soon as he received the information.
The fact-finding committee confirmed in its initial report that substantive evidence of irregularities was available thus, recommended a proper inquiry into the matter. A joint investigation team (JIT), headed by the provincial home secretary, was also formed to investigate the case,” Murtaza Wahab said.
Federal PAS officers are posted in the provinces on posts connected with the affairs of a province. They are not accountable to the provincial administration because they are federal employees. Establishment Division, Islamabad, fixes the terms and conditions of these officers. Over the years, cases have been reported where federal officers go unchecked for alleged corruption and delinquency. It is an actual test of whether the Sindh government can hold federal officers accountable for the alleged corruption.