Lahore: Former President FPCCI Daroo Khan Achakzai on Wednesday said Directorate General of Trade Organisations (DGTO), an attached department of Ministry of Commerce continue to harass the business community for personal gains. He said that a top official of the regulator minted tens of millions during the recent FPCCI elections.
Talking to Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President Pakistan Economy Watch, he said that he possesses details of the bank accounts of DGTO Sajid Hussain in which heavy amount was deposited during the elections of Apex Chamber. How can a government official justify a single transaction of over Rs 10 million in his bank account during the elections, Daro Khan questioned?
The business leader who has also served as president of Chaman Chamber said that government continue to violate merit to reward the blue eyed. He said that the provincial government of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa continue to punish corrupt while the central government prefer to reward them. Raiwind has become a factory to produce appointment notifications, he observed.
Daroo Khan asked the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan to purge his department of the corrupt and ask officials about construction of palaces in Lahore.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that corruption has damaged the very fabric of the society. Some departments have become goldmine for the dishonest officials. Many believe that former DGTO has not come out clean from his office therefore he is being dragged in the courts, he said.
He asked the government to take serious note of the allegations levelled by a notable business leader and save business chambers from clutches of tainted officials.