The Supreme Courtroom has promised an inquiry on Tuesday after a southern province was discovered to have employed nearly 50 members of the identical household in numerous well being ministry jobs, many in the identical hospital.
Corruption and nepotism is rampant in Pakistan on the subject of hiring authorities workers.
However the sheer variety of the appointments — from vaccinators to safety guards to lab technicians — has attracted the eye of the Supreme Court docket which can start a listening to from Wednesday.
The matter surfaced when a person filed a petition complaining provincial well being division had recruited some forty eight cousins within the Ghotki district of Sindh province.
“Since 2008 until not too long ago, greater than 4 dozen members of Chadhar household have been appointed by the authorities,” complainant Farman Ali Pitafi, a well being division worker, advised AFP, including they have been all cousins.
He stated lots of the relations have been appointed in subordinate grades however shortly promoted.
The provincial well being minister, Sikandar Ali Mandhro, mentioned he was unaware of the matter however would look into it.
Pakistan ranks 117th out of 168 on Transparency Worldwide’s listing of worldwide corruption, the place a better quantity denotes better graft.
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