The law minister, Shafique Ahmed, on Tuesday said the public servants
admitted to their corruption to the now-defunct Truth and Accountability
Commission and were pardoned must face departmental proceedings.
‘The people who had admitted to
corruption in exchange for mercy from the Truth and Accountability Commission
during the caretaker government should not be allowed to continue in government
service,’ Shafique, also a lawyer, said in reply to questions of reporters in
He said disciplinary actions should be
taken against the officials and employees who admitted to being corrupt. The
government should stop providing any such people who have already retired with
retirement benefits, he said.
No corrupt officials or employees would
be allowed to remain in government service, Shafiq, a technocrat minister, said
when his attention was called to a newspaper report which said the officials
who admitted to being corrupt were allowed to continue in their service.