The major oil producer has the oldest legislature among the Gulf Arab states and experiences frequent cabinet reshuffles. The latest National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raided two offices of the National Testing Service (NTS) in Islamabad on Monday and arrested its CEO Air Commodore (retd) Dr. Sherzada Khan and four other employees.
A NAB team, along with Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officials, also seized several documents after examining records at the two offices, Express News reported. Besides Dr Sherzada, four other NTS employees including the administration in-charge were arrested in the raids.t government was formed in February.
On Friday, NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had ordered an inquiry into NTS – an entity that conducts tests for induction into the government sector – on account of alleged embezzlement and question papers being leaked before the testing dates for monetary gains.
The decision was made after the anti-corruption watchdog received a number of complaints from candidates ranging from papers being compromised before the tests, procedural irregularities in the hiring process, and other corrupt practices in the NTS.