SC announce verdict in postman’s embezzlement case
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday announced its verdict in an embezzlement case pertaining to the disbursement of pension to a widow.
A two-member bench of SC, comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, reversed the decision of service tribunal which had turned departmental decision of dismissal from service, to forced retirement.
Postman Zafarullah had allegedly embezzled Rs 1,10,000 while disbursing pension to a widow. The accused confessed to his crime during investigation.
The department had already dismissed Zafarullah from service after proving charges against which the accused filed a plea in services tribunal.
The services tribunal reversed the dismissal decision into forced retirement.
The SC restored departmental decision and halted implementation of services tribunal’s decision. - APP