KP govt dismissed, suspended 145 officers for corruption in Billion Tree Tsunami Project

Billion Trees Project

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has so far dismissed, removed or compulsorily retired 145 officers of the forest division over corruption charges and unsatisfactory performance in Billion Tree Tsunami Project.
According to documents available with The News Eye, read that legal action was taken against those 145 officers, whereas, 44 officials were forcefully retired due to misappropriation of funds and other reasons. Moreover, 60 officers of the forest division were also suspended.
The officials belonged to Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Mardan and DI Khan, according to documents.
Currently, an inquiry against the forest division’s 19 employees is under way for dereliction of duty and financial irregularities in the project.
The KP government had said that no kind of corruption would be tolerated in the project.
The Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-backed tree planting effort is expected to hit its billion-tree goal by the end of this year.