The administration of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), Peshawar has found a transfer of Rs. 10.6 million in the account of Shabana Kausar, a computer operator of the hospital.
This transfer has prompted an inquiry by the cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Authority. The Director Finance at the hospital told that the employee, Shabana Kausar, believes that the transfer was inadvertent and a technical error, rather than being an act of financial embezzlement.
Director Finance Gulzar Khan further stated that an inquiry committee has been formed in this regard, which will look into the matter from all aspects be it cyber-crime or manipulation of the financial statement.
Nevertheless, the hospital administration has suspended the employee till the investigations are complete and it can be determined whether the transfer was an error or a deliberate act of embezzlement.
The administration has also directed the Manager of Internal Audit at the hospital to carry out a detailed audit of the entire period of Shabana’s tenure at the hospital.
It has also instructed Shabana to answer queries as part of the internal audit.
Moreover, Dr. Hisham Ullah Khan, the health minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has also taken notice of the incident and directed the relevant authorities to hold an inquiry.
It is pertinent to mention here that the FIA has already found several fake bank accounts in the KP province, with transactions exceeding Rs.2.5 billion, to date.
Not only KPK but other provinces have also fallen victim to fake bank accounts. FIA detected transactions worth of billions of rupees in a fake bank account of a dead man a few days ago.
Only recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan disclosed that authorities have discovered 128 more fake bank accounts with transactions of billions of rupees executed outside the country.
Via: ARY News