ISLAMABAD: A smart move to favour the former Member Administration CDA, Suleiman Waraich by top officers in an ongoing inquiry against him is the root cause of the suspension of three officers in the Ministry of CA&DD, it was said by the State Minister Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry while talking to reporters in his office. On Thursday, the Establishment Division suspended three senior officers of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) including senior Joint Secretary Chaudhry Mubarik Ali, Additional Secretary Zafar Nasarullah Khan and Deputy Secretary Khazir Saleem Khokar while a number of joint secretaries, deputy secretaries and section officers have also been transferred outside the ministry. Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said; “Mr. Nasarullah Khan went beyond his limits and moved a note for the withdrawal of an ongoing inquiry against former Member Administration CDA, Suleiman Waraich, which created the whole situation.” The Minister of State further said: “Suleiman Waraich was accused of land grabbing and holding of a private limited company and an inquiry is under way against him in the Ministry of Commerce as he belongs to the commerce and trade group.” Responding to a question regarding an impression that Mr. Suleiman is being victimised due to his actions against the land mafia and an inquiry initiated by him to probe the irregularities in the allotments of plots in Sectors C-15 and C-16, in which some big guns were supposed to be involved, he said; “When somebody is caught red handed then he tries to shift his blame on others.” Mr. Suleiman remained the Member Administration CDA for a few months, which was full of controversies. Mainly, he was accused by the locals of Shah Allahditha revenue estate for pressuring them to sell their lands at throw away prices to his company the Tri Quest limited. When questioned why the other officials were transferred outside the ministry, who were not directly linked with aforementioned controversy, he said; “Despite some key post officials’ transfers in the past, the ministry has no good team to run the Prime Minister Educational Reforms Programme due to which over a dozen officers have been removed.” He said the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif launched the educational reforms programme to develop the education system in the entire capital, but unfortunately the ministry could not find a good working team to run this programme idealistically. He added that all key positions transfers and appointments was the prerogative of the Prime Minister and the ministry can just propose an initial draft. “The draft for the said officers’ removal was forwarded to the Prime Minister by my ministry as their performance was not satisfactory and the PM finally wetted the draft”, he said. The minister also briefed about the recently removed Pakistan Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA) chairman, Mussadiq Malik. He said Malik’s performance was not good and various kinds of issues in the private sector educational institutions were being increased. “On these grounds we recommended the name of Imtaiz Gillani for the chairman PEIRA post”, Chaudhry added. While talking about the daily wages teachers of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), Chaudhry said that the issue was being reviewed with the mutual consultation of the Prime Minister’s Office and the ministry of finance and will be resolved on priority basis. When pointed out that the post of Director General (DG) Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) was lying vacant for over two months, the minister said “The post will be filled soon as per prescribed rules”.