The three-member inquiry committee started its investigations on Thursday. The committee has been constituted by the Sindh chief secretary after massive complaints appeared on the social media that a large number of bogus domicile certificates have been issued from various districts of the province which have ruined their future. The committee at the very outset recorded statements of additional deputy commissioner-I Imdad Ali Abro, incharge of domicile branch and other relevant staff, inspected record room and within 15 minutes detected three bogus domiciles. The committee also found 250 suspected domiciles which were issued and took over the entire record. All the employees posted in the domicile branch were directed to report to Commissioner’s office forthwith who will be replaced by another experienced staff. The committee is headed by Qazi Shahid Pervez, Senior Member, Board of Revenue (BoR), Sindh and other members include Secretary, Services and Coordination Department, Government of Sindh, Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo and Deputy Director PRC, BoR, Nazir Ahmed Qureshi. Briefing the media persons at deputy commissioner’s office, Qazi Shahid, who is chairman of the Committee said that within 15 minutes three suspected cases surfaced when a computer was checked which was kept in the record room. He said if we go through the record then it is presumed that 80% of the domiciles could be correct but it is also essential to physically verify 20% of the available record. He said he cannot say anything before that because we are honestly and truthfully inspecting the record and conducting inquiry to find the truth and facts. Qazi Shahid said during last two years 21,199 computerized domicile certificates were issued from Larkana out of which thorough investigation of 250 will be completed within seven days. He said there are several cases which belong to outside Sindh hence their probe will be carried out through others institutions. He said there were more complaints in Larkana hence they will stay here on Friday and then will proceed to other districts of Sindh to conduct enquiry. He said if need be, the task and period of the committee could be extended for which Sindh Government will grant permission. He said responsibilities will be fixed and report will be submitted mentioning names of the negligent officers/officials so that stern action is taken against them for violating standing rules and regulations.E\Inquiry Committee member Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo said that suspected record has been confiscated and we will go to those people who have been issued domiciles to personally verify and check their credentials such as CNICs, residential and educational qualification certificates. He claimed that no candidate appeared before the committee with solid proofs today adding however, some social media activists came but they were told to produce solid proofs. Mangnejo said entire domicile branch record is computerized adding some record may not be available in the branch. He said we are trying our best to stop such malpractices in future.