Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Tahir Shahbaz after assuming charge had pledged to verify the degrees of officers in grade-16 and above in light of a directive by the Cabinet Division and remove fake degree holders from the civic agency. However, it seems degree verification is not a priority for the CDA administration. A CDA official who scored the job on the basis of a fake degree has been drawing salary and other privileges equivalent to an officer of grade-18 since 2008. A senior officer claims it was brought to the chairman’s knowledge. No action has been taken, so far, because the “fake degree holder enjoys the support of a senior CDA board member.”
The officer is Shariq Hafeez Khan, who was appointed in 2008 as Manager Operations for the Arts and Craft Village on the recommendation of a non-governmental organisation, the Indus Heritage Trust, before a court struck down its joint venture with CDA.
This article was written by Danish Hussain and originally published on tribune