NO to nepotism ? | Brother of MPA Ziaullah Bangash as head of the monitoring team

Favouring family: PTI lawmaker’s decision draws flak

KOHAT: District development advisory committee chairman’s decision to appoint his brother as head of the monitoring team tasked with inspecting development works in Kohat has drawn criticism and raised questions about the PTI-led provincial government’s claim of bringing transparency to government matters.
The critics, especially the line departments argue that Kaleemullah, brother of MPA Ziaullah Bangash, is a non-technical person who has been authorised to issue directives to officials much senior to him.
When contacted, MPA Bangash told Dawn that PTI monitoring cell at Kohat had another head, Istiaq Qureshi, who received all the complaints and then forwarded them to the chief minister house in Peshawar for action.
Mr Bangash clarified that he had launched some major projects in the city, including construction of schools and an Eidgah, and asked his younger brother to look after the schemes as he had been in Islamabad to attend the PTI sit-in for over a month. He said that he would ensure proper use of the development funds.–Correspondent
Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2014

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