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Balochistan: 28,300 government employees do not exist

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Jun 12, 2017, 2:54 am IST
Updated : Jun 12, 2017, 2:54 am IST

The Balochistan government inked a MoU with Nadra to verify employees across the province.

The issue of ghost employees came into focus after Balochistan Public Accounts Committee chairman Abdul Majeed Khan and former chief secretary Saifullah Chattha hinted at it. (Photo: AFP/Representational)
 The issue of ghost employees came into focus after Balochistan Public Accounts Committee chairman Abdul Majeed Khan and former chief secretary Saifullah Chattha hinted at it. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

Islamabad: At least 28,300 government employees have been found to be ghosts in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, official data said.

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) could not verify these government employees, officials said.

 

The issue of ghost employees came into focus after Balochistan Public Accounts Committee chairman Abdul Majeed Khan and former chief secretary Saifullah Chattha hinted at it.

The Balochistan government inked a MoU with Nadra to verify employees across the province. In this exercise, 249,749 employees’  data was verified as valid, whereas 28367 were found to be ghosts.

Tags: government employees, nadra
Location: Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad