ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Communications met here on Tuesday at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Sufyan Yusuf, MNA to discuss follow up of the recommendations of Standing Committee given in the meeting held on 11th March, 2015.
The Director General, Pakistan Post briefed the Committee that 538 cases of misappropriation involving loss of Rs.559 million were discovered during the last five years.
Some cases registered in Police, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
He informed that Rs.107 million had been recovered from the officials who were at fault and they were taken to task according to the quantum of their offence.
The committee directed the Ministry and Director General, Pakistan Post to control the fraud cases in consultation with NAB, FIA and recover the amount of embezzlement.
The committee also directed to fix time line to inquire in to the fraud cases at departmental level.
Pakistan Post followed the banking system and blocked the ways of fraud in the department. The committee also directed to submit a brief to the committee about the Task Force for discussion and suggestion.
The Director General, Pakistan Post further informed the committee that 405 offices were opened and 584 were closed throughout the country since the last five years.
The committee also directed to vacate the properties/housing units encroached upon by other departments/ un-authorized persons.
Director General, Pakistan Post further informed that Pakistan Post had appointed 1666 persons on regular basis, 178 were appointed on contract and 1007 were appointed on daily wages in different pay scales during the period from 2010 to 2014.
The committee observed that training was compulsory for all officers / officials and directed the Pakistan Post Office Department to arrange training for all officers/ officials in future.
The meeting was attended by Sarzameen, Chaudhary Khalid Javed Warraich. Rasmesh Lal, Salim Rehman, Engineer Hamid Haq Khalil, Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi, Naseema Hafeez Panezai, Engineer Usman khan Tarakai, MNAs and officers/officials of the ministry of Communications, Pakistan Post, NAB and FIA.