Murree inquiry committee recommend no action against defence, interior, communications ministry officials

 The committee found gross negligence in performing of duties on part of officials from the three ministries but no action recommended 

The inquiry committee constituted by the Punjab government to investigate the tragic death of 23 tourists in Murree due to the snowstorm and traffic jam has recommended strict action against 15 senior officers from the district administration, police, highways, and rescue and forest department for showing gross negligence.  But the committee has surprisingly failed to recommend action against the officials of three federal ministries on the same charges of negligence. 

The inquiry  committee referred names of officials from federal departments to their ministries for further departmental action over their gross negligence.

The several officials from the ministries of defence, interior and communications responsible to respond to and handle the situation following the heavy snowfall and subsequent closure of roads in Murree were interrogated by the investigation committee. 

The committee found severe negligence in fulfillment of duties on part of officials from the three ministries. However instead of recommending any action against them, the committee referred their cases to relevant ministries for further departmental action.

It is pertinent to mention here that the inquiry report submitted by the investigation committee constituted has recommended suspension and disciplinary proceedings against Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Gulzar Shah, Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Muhammad Ali, CPO Rawalpindi Sajid Kiyani, ASP Murree Ahmed Shah, CTO Rawalpindi Taimoor Khan and several other officers from highway and forest departments.

                                                                        Web Desk

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