KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Department has geared up pace of investigation against illegal appointments made during the period from January 01, 2004 to December, 31, 2009 in Sindh Industrial Trading Estate Limited (SITE), a subsidiary of Sindh Industries Department. The Anti-Corruption Department has sought details from SITE Limited managing director about the 130 appointments cancelled by Sindh cabinet along with the present status of these employees. According to documents available with Daily Times, as many as 400 persons were appointed during the said period in SITE Limited. Sources said that these appointments were made against the posts of assistant engineer, sub engineer, work supervisor, fire officer, store keeper, helper, junior clerk, naib qasid, pump driver, accounts officer, stenographer, audit officer, computer programmer, computer operator and other categories. The Anti-Corruption Department is reviewing these appointments in SITE Limited with reference to complaint no 27/2013. According to sources, SITE Limited former secretary Imdad Shah on October 14, 2015 had worked out list of the persons who were appointed during the period from January1, 2004 to December 31, 2009 and forwarded it to the Anti-Corruption Department. It was mentioned in the list that during the said period, 225 persons were appointed in SITE Limited head office Karachi, 31 in SITE Limited Super Highway, 12 in SITE Limited Nooriabad, 24 in SITE Limited Kotri, 40 in SITE Limited Hyderabad, 15 in SITE Limited Tundo Adam and 50 in Site Limited Nawab Shah in different categories. Sources said that the Anti-Corruption Department while citing to its letter no SI/ACE/K/West/2016/178-79 on April 20, 2016 and inquiry no 27/2013, urged the Site Limited managing director to extend his cooperation and provide attested copies of record pertaining to the aforementioned inquiry so that the matter could be decided on merit. It was further said in the letter that Sindh Cabinet on November 12, 2007 had declared null and void all the 130 appointments made in SITE Limited and cancelled them because these appointments were made during the time when ban was imposed on recruitment. The Anti-Corruption Department has asked SITE Limited managing director to provide details of present status of 130 employees whose appointments were cancelled, copies of advertisements, minutes of meeting, memorandum of article and any inquiry conducted by SITE Limited or any agency with regard to these appointments. The authorities have further asked that this should also be informed if any approval was obtained or otherwise for making appointments against these posts, any test was held and the procedure laid down for these appointments was adhered to in letter and spirit or not. According to the Anti-Corruption Department, Karachi, the inquiry is continuity of complaint lodged in the year 2013 and there is tremendous pressure from higher authorities for taking the matter to its logical end. Therefore, SITE Limited should cooperate in the matter immediately and remove the hurdles in the way in this regard. Earlier, the Anti-Corruption Department through its letter no DDACEK/West/2015/68-69 on January 15, 2016 had asked the SITE Limited managing director to provide details of six meetings of recruitment committee no 1 and 2 held during 2004 to 2007 besides furnishing information regarding the name of members of recruitment committee along with father name, residential address, contact number and present place of posting. A list of employees along with their CNIC numbers to be worked out and provided as soon as possible. Sources said that SITE Limited is using delaying tactics due to which inquiry by Anti-Corruption Department is moving slow.