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NAB launches probe into illegal appointments in ZTBL

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has launched investigation into hundreds of illegal appointments made in the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in recent years.

A large number of senior officers including Executive Presidents and Senior Vice Presidents are among the illegal appointees hired on hefty salary packages during the tenure of previous PML-N government. Presently, they are serving on key administrative posts in different offices of the ZTBL.

The anti-graft authority ordered initial inquiry into the bogus staffing scandal after some officers of the state-run bank submitted complaints of corruption against the top management including ZTBL President Talat Mahmood, who was fired recently. Former President Talat Mahmood, by misusing his authority, had recruited at least 1200 officers including several “executives” on top positions in sheer violation of the recruitment policy of the bank.

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