Ex-EOBI chief Zafar Gondal sacked over corruption

Ex-EOBI chief Zafar Gondal sacked over corruption

ISLAMABAD: Former Employees' Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) chairman Zafar Gondal was sacked on Saturday after charges of corruption and misconduct were proved against him.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved his dismissal from the service. The PM House confirmed the decision, saying the charges of corruption and misconduct had been proved against him beyond doubt.

The notification issued by the PM House states that Gondal was discharged of service after the completion of multiple inquiries by competent officers.

The PM House notification further said that the PM Abbasi had reviewed the reports and ordered the sacking of Gondal serving as a Grade-20 officer of the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service. The dismissal was sought by the officer who put forth his recommendations on January 4, 2017 after reviewing the overall cases against Gondal, who inflicted heavy losses during his tenure as EOBI chairman.

The notification stated: "The documentary evidence against Zafar Iqbal Gondal is so clear and compelling. The inquiry officer is completely justified in concluding that the charges against him stand fully proved."

"Upon receiving the recommendations, the premier using his authority, under the ambit of 'Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules 1973' concluded that Gondal is guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 'corruption', 'misconduct' and inefficiency," the notification stated. 



Published in Daily Times, August 13th 2017.