Gilgit - Baltistan

Gilgit: Syed Hadi Hussain, Secretary Education, suspended on charges of corruption

PT Report 

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.

Syed Hadi Hussain
Syed Hadi Hussain

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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  1. 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.

    Corruption: Corruption
    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:

    Systemic corruption:

    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.

    Grand corruption:

    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.

    Petty corruption:

    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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