Gilgit: Syed Hadi Hussain, Secretary Education, suspended on charges of corruption
Gilgit, February 21: A high level bureaucrat named Syed Hadi Hussain is the latest victim of an anti-corruption drive making waves across Gilgit-Baltistan. Syed Hadi has been accused of taking tens of millions of rupees in bribe for distributing jobs of teachers and administrative staff in the Education Department of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Earlier this year, Director Raja Nasir and Deputy Director Mirbaz were forcibly retired from services after their involvement in corruption was proven as a result of an investigation.
More recently, another secretary named Muhammad Ali Yougvi was also suspended from service for his alleged involvement in corruption and irregularities in the Excise and Taxation department of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Chief Secretary, Younis Dhaga, has now ordered an inquiry against Syed Hadi, a powerful bureaucrat who is also believed to be a relative of the Chief Minister, Syed Mehdi Shah.
Meanwhile, Syed Hadi Hussain has been suspended from service and an inquiry has been ordered against him. The investigation will be carried out by Interior Secretary Attaur Rehman.
It is pertinent that during the PPP regime the Education Department remained in the limelight for the all the negative reasons, mostly because high level officials were found to be involved in mega corruption scandals.
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We all know that due to rapid development of science &
technology and media the world has become a global village. Even than a primary class student knows what
is happening around the world through the access of internet and he or she determines
an opinion about any issue or country or area.
Our GB is like a garden and every person knows that what
types of fruits or trees are in it. Like wise all people know each other and
hear about one another successes, failures, happiness and sadness. On the same
line all observe and notice that how our colleague , relative or friends work
in the offices and to what extent are they well known or defame due to their
services in organization, in community and in area as well.
In past many individuals have recorded their name in Gb history
through their selfless services and sacrifices for area and community. Like
wise the name of late colonel Mirza Hussan khan and his colleagues comes on the
top of the list. They had envisioned the GB purely a peaceful and developed
area where the GBians would be able to live independently beyond all the
prejudices and hate ness. They had never thought that this piece of heaven
would be filled with prejudices and permeate all types of corruption in it. All
this is because of some individuals who are deteriorating the society and area
through involving in corruption.
Here we would like to define the word corruption and its
types. We also suggest to how it can be reduced if not completely eradicated.
is the abused of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts every one who
depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.
Types of corruptions:
As opposed to exploiting occasional
opportunities, endemic or systemic corruption is when
corruption is an integrated and essential aspect of the economic, social and
political system, when it is embedded in a wider situation that helps sustain
it. Systemic corruption is not a special category of corrupt practice, but
rather a situation in which the major institutions and processes of the state
are routinely dominated and used by corrupt individuals and groups, and in
which most people have no alternatives to dealing with corrupt officials.
Examples might include contemporary Bangladesh,
Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and many others.
Sporadic (individual) corruption:
Sporadic corruption is the opposite of systematic corruption. Sporadic
corruption occurs irregularly and therefore it does not threaten the mechanisms
of control nor the economy as such. It is not crippling, but it can seriously
undermine morale and sap the economy of resources.
Political (Grand) corruption:
Political corruption is any transaction between private and public sector
actors through which collective goods are illegitimately converted into
private-regarding payoffs. Political corruption is often used synonymously with
“grand” or high level corruption, distinguished from bureaucratic or
petty corruption because it involves political decision-makers. Political or
grand corruption takes place at the high levels of the political system, when
politicians and state agents entitled to make and enforce the laws in the name
of the people, are using this authority to sustain their power, status and
wealth. Political corruption not only leads to the misallocation of resources,
but it also perverts the manner in which decisions are made. Political
corruption is when the laws and regulations are abused by the rulers,
side-stepped, ignored, or even tailored to fit their interests. It is when the
legal bases, against which corrupt practices are usually evaluated and judged,
are weak and furthermore subject to downright encroachment by the rulers.
High level or “grand” corruption takes place at the policy formulation end of
politics. It refers not so much to the amount of money involved as to the level
in which it takes place: grand corruption is at the top levels of the public
sphere, where policies and rules are formulated in the first place.
Small scale, bureaucratic or petty corruption is the
everyday corruption that takes place at the implementation end of politics,
where the public officials meet the public. Petty corruption is bribery in
connection with the implementation of existing laws, rules and regulations, and
thus different from “grand” or political corruption Petty corruption
refers to the modest sums of money usually involved, and has also been called
“low level” and “street level” to name the kind of corruption that people can
experience more or less daily, in their encounter with public administration
and services like hospitals, schools, local licensing authorities, police,
taxing authorities and so on.
Legal and Moral Corruption:
Corruption is derived from the Latin verb rump ere, to
break. According to this approach, corruption is where the law is clearly
broken. This requires that all laws must be precisely stated, leaving no doubts
about their meaning and no discretion to the public officials. A legal
interpretation of corruption provides a clearly demarcated boundary between
what is a corrupt activity and what is not. ‘If an official’s act is prohibited
by laws established by the government, it is corrupt; if it is not prohibited,
it is not corrupt even if it is abusive or unethical’.
We know that there are some individuals amongst top
management and leadership who are free from this curse and evil. While some are
working as agent collecting money for seniors against the jobs. What can be
expect with such types of officer or leaders with this wrong behaviour and
their ultimate objective is only
collecting the money and making property at the cost of its public welfare.
When a society becomes corrupt then all evils become its
parts of practices and ultimately the whole society and area becomes under the
trial of natural disaster.
Now a day it is happening in GB.
After going through this article we came to conclusion that
the main source of our survival and revival is to follow the guiding principles
of Islam that is peace, equality, equity, justice, transparency,
accountability, honesty and fairness. The western scholars have termed it the
rules of good governance. The westerns are following it in their routines and
we are so called Muslims violating it.
I appreciate and salute to those leaders and officers who
are raising voice against corruption in the assembly and in their offices and
practically taking steps to eliminate this social curse.
We discourage and condemn those party members, leaders,
officers who are becoming the cause of defame for GB and their office and
position as well by involving in corruption.
We would assume that if any department head or relevant
secretary does not admonishing to his/her staff involving in corruption means
he or she has also equally share in corruption.
All well wishers of GB need to raise voice against
corruption, and corrupt elements.
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