Category Archives: Ehtesab Commission

Ehtesab commission can now probe decade-old cases

PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly on Friday amended the law to empower the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission to deal with corruption cases against the holders of public offices during the last over a decade.

The house passed the KPEC (Amendment) Bill 2015 through which certain changes were made to the KPEC Act 2014.

Officials told Dawn that under the KPEC Act 2014, there were certain ambiguities about the powers of the Ehtesab Commission.

“Originally, it was stated that the law would come in force at once, which meant that the commission could only dealt with cases occurring after it came into existence and not earlier. However, now after the introduction of this amendment, the commission is in a position to deal with corruption cases from Jan 1, 2004 onwards,” an official said.

The assembly has now replaced Section 1 of the Sub-Section 3 of the Act.

The new Sub-Section 3 states: “It shall come into force at once, except the provisions relating to establishment of the commission and Court and provisions relating to the powers and functions of the Commission, Court, Director General, Prosecutor General and all other staff involved in the investigation of a case under this Act shall be deemed to have taken effect from 1st January.”

PA amends law to end ambiguity about powers of accountability body

The amendment bill tabled by law minister Imtiaz Shahid was passed by the house unanimously.



Imran Khan talks about Ehtisab Commission

Ehtesab Commission


DG Ehtisab Commission appointed

PESHAWAR: Lt-General (r) Hamid Khan, the newly appointed director general of the Ehtesab Commission, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has said that he would discharge his duty without fear and favour to make accountable those involved in corruption and misuse of powers.

When approached by The News on Wednesday soon after the notification of his appointment as the head of the recently created provincial Ehtesab Commission was issued, he said the search committee appointed by the government had approached him and offered him the job. “Mine isn’t a political appointment. I am a non-political person and am taking up this appointment in the larger public interest,” he pointed out. He added that he would ensure that the Ehtesab Commission carried out across-the-board accountability.

Lt-Gen (r) Hamid Khan served as Corps Commander Peshawar from 2005-2007 and led the military operations against the militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Earlier in his military career, he had served as general officer commanding, Kohat. He also remained the president of the National Defence University, Islamabad.

He didn’t take up any formal job after retirement from the Pakistan Army in 2009 and preferred living on his farmhouse in Charsadda district looking after his agricultural fields. He also supervised the working of a school being run by his family for the under-privileged students of the area.

Some months ago, he was made the head of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, in an honorary capacity. He began taking keen interest in this job to look after the needs of the internally displaced persons and other needy people.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had promised to set up an independent Ehtesab Commission in the province as it had accused the federal government of being selective in carrying out accountability. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had said on numerous occasions that their Ehtesab Commission would be so powerful that it could even make him accountable.

The provincial government had set up a search committee to propose the names of credible people to become members of the Ehtesab Commission and also for the office of its director general. Among others, the search committee had former Inspector General of Police Mohammad Abbas Khan, former chief secretary Ejaz Qureshi and former Peshawar High Court judge Sher Mohammad Khan as members.

The search committee recommended appointment of former Peshawar High Court judge Hamid Farooq Durrani as head of the Ehtesab Commission and four others as its members. They are supposed to make policies of the Ehtesab Commission while the task of the day-to-day running of the commission would be handled by its director general, Lt-Gen (r) Hamid Khan.

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First case referred to Ehtisab Commission

Contractors delegation meets CM, corruption case of consultant referred to EC

Peshawar: KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak while taking strong exception of the ineligibility and irregularities of certain consultants in wake of the momentum of developmental process in the province has directed for high level departmental inquiry against the concerned responsible authorities for appointment of wrong consultants not fulfilling the required criteria. Similarly he on receiving proof of irregularity of a consultant in a project in Bannu immediately reffered the case to Ehtesab Commission (EC) that would be the first case to this newly established commission. It was revealed in a meeting of the delegation of contractor community with the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at CM Secretariat Peshawar.
The delegation was led by Malak Riaz Khan MPA who besides apprising him of their problems and demands welcomed the policy of consultants to keep a double check on use of developmental funds and quality completion of schemes. Besides secretary planning & development department the administrative secretaries and authorities of construction related departments were also present on this occasion.
The contractor community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appreciated the policy of PTI-led govt especially the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for uprooting the menace of corruption and commission in tenders and contracts of developmental schemes by terming it historical and revolutionary step of the present govt and announced their full support in its implementation.
Pervez Khattak while lauding the spirit of cooperation of the contractor community assured that the transparent policies and laws introduced by his govt would tantamount to elimination of corruption, nepotism and inefficiency on one side but would ensure the benefits and prosperity of all walks of life including the contractor community on the other.
He said that corruption always weakened the very foundation of a state or nation while its 100% abolition led to 100% development of the people that he said was ultimate goal of the present provincial govt. He said that consultants policy would also stop the trending use of sub-standard material in developmental projects including buildings and bridges besides putting a halt on corruption and embezzlement of huge public money.
The Chief Minister while assuring proper resolution of the problems and demands of the contractor community directed for setting up a committee headed by secretary P&D department and comprising members from both sides of govt and contractor community. He directed for considering all the genuine problems of the contractors through the proposed committee.


Ehtesab Commission Team Finalized

Names of Finalized Ehtesab Commissioners (I would like to add their profiles)

  1. Chief Ehtesab Commissioner : Justice (Rtd) Hamid Farooq Durrani (Ex chief justice, Peshawar High Court)
  2. member: Syeda Sarwat Jehan (Ex-Directoress Education)
  3. member: Sahibzada Khurshid Ahmad (Ex-District and Session Judge)
  4. member: Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan (Ex-Controller, BISE, Islamabad)
  5. member: Col (Rtd) Abdul Wahid Jan Abbasi (Ex-Commander ISI)


Next Step: Nomination of:

  • Director General
  • Prosecutor General
  • Director Internal Monitoring


1. Chief Ehtesab Commissioner : Justice (Rtd) Hamid Farooq Durrani (Ex chief justice, Peshawar High Court)
“Justice Hamid Farooq was a member of the bar and had served as deputy attorney general of Pakistan in Peshawar. He is considered a competent and honest person.” – Dawn News – Published Oct 27, 2009

member: Syeda Sarwat Jehan (Ex-Directoress Education)

member: Sahibzada Khurshid Ahmad (Ex-District and Session Judge)

member: Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan (Ex-Controller, BISE, Islamabad)

member: Col (Rtd) Abdul Wahid Jan Abbasi (Ex-Commander ISI)

Achievements of KPK Govt (Official Presentation)

A detailed KPK Govt OFFICIAL published presentation listing out the various achievements of the KPK Govt since being elected into power. Our website (kpkprogress) highlights most of the news related to these achievements grouped into various categories.

  • Significant ones:
    • 57% public satisfaction (top of the list)
    • 25 new bills (RTI, RTS, Ehtesab Bill, etc.)
    • Police reforms (online FIR with statistics, Schools of Intelligence and Investigation)
    • Record Revenue Collection of 32 billion as compared to 11 billion in the last year
    • Change from most corrupt province in 2010 to no reported corruption in 2014 (Transparency International Pakistan)
    • Child School Enrolment program resulted in 300000 new enrolments
    • Education (IMU, Hiring of 16000 new teachers)
    • Infrastructure (Peshawar Mass Transit ground breaking expected in Dec 2014)
    • 900 Trafic Wardens trained to be on roads in September 2014
    • And others (Environment, Sports, Power, Tourism, …)
  • Available here:
  • Alternate link to download: 234434087-KPK-Achievements

Advertisement for Chief Ehtesab Commissioner

3 Ehtisaab Commissioners Approved

  • Names of Finalized Ehtesab Commissioners (I would like to add their profiles)
    1. Chief Justice (R) Mian Fasihul Mulk – Chief Ehtesab Commissioner : He is not interested
    2. Prof. Dr. Asmat Ullah Khan (Ex-Vice Chancellor) : Rejected due to objection
    3. Syeda Sarwat Jehan (Ex-Directoress Education)
    4. Sahibzada Khurshid Ahmad (Ex-Session Judge)
    5. Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan (Ex-Controller, BISE, Islamabad)
  • Search and Scrutiny Committee will propose 2 more names to make it 5 again (proposed: see public announcement on July 2)
  • Source:

KPK Ehtesab Commission – Where we are?

The process of establishing KPK Ehtesab Commission after necessary legislation started after January 19, 2014. An archive of all news related to the establishment of KPK Ehtesab Commission can be found on this page (under the category Ehtesab Commission). This figure shows the complete process of setting up the KPK Ehtesab Commission. You are encouraged to read this article for more details (


Reward for whistleblowers or complainants in corruption cases

  • PTI will legislate to give incentive and reward to those who will identify corruption cases with proof
  • Independent Ehtisab Commission will take such corruption cases



5 Ehtesab Commissioners (including Chief Commissioner) Announced

  • Names of Ehtesab Commissioners (I would like to add their profiles)
    1. Chief Justice (R) Mian Fasihul Mulk – Chief Ehtesab Commissioner
    2. Prof. Dr. Asmat Ullah Khan (Ex-Vice Chancellor)
    3. Syeda Sarwat Jehan (Ex-Directoress Education)
    4. Sahibzada Khurshid Ahmad (Ex-Session Judge)
    5. Mr. Mumtaz Ali Khan (Ex-Controller, BISE, Islamabad)
  • Comments and Objections can be sent within 15 days (up to June 15, 2014)
  • KPK Ehtesab Commission might be functional by the end of June.


Comments & Objections on shortlisted candidates for Ehtesab Commissioners KP


Pervaiz Khattak meets with DG NAB

  • Discussed about the KP Ehtisab Commission which will be operational soon
  • CM appreciated 25 days performance of the new DG NAB (arrest of 17 corrupt persons)
  • Shared difference on Plea-bargain
    • NAB releases the corrupt after recovering a meager amount
    • KP wants every penny be taken back
  • Corrupt should not be posted on important posts (list of corrupt being maintained)
  • Corruption cases reported to CM Complaint Cell to be given to NAB
  • Meeting will be held between DG NAB and Chief Ehtisab Commissioner (once appointed)
  • Full report:

Ehtisab Commission to be functional within weeks

PTI Press Release:

ehtCredits: Naya KPK (Facebook)

Transparency – Vaccancy announcement for DG Ehtisaab Commission KPK


Major (retd) Shahzad Saleem – New DG NAB in K-P

  • Do not confuse with newly setup KP Ehtisab Commission
  • Previous: Col (retd) Shahzad Anwar Bhatti (is posted as DG NAB Rawalpindi Regional Bureau)
    • Major cases investigated: Rs2 billion weapons procurement case against former K-P IG Police Naveed Malik
  • New: Major (retd) Shahzad Saleem (prevously Director Investigation Wing-I Rawalpindi)
    • Major cases investigated: multi-billion-rupee scandals including the RPPs case and OGRA.
  • Read Full news:


Ijaz Qureshi as Chairman Search & Scrutiny Committee on Ehtesab Commission

Former Chief Secretary KPK, Ijaz Ahmad Qureshi (see an old video of him) as Chairman of the Search & Scrutiny Committee on Ehtesab Commission.

Finalized – Search and Scrutiny Committee

Search and Scrutiny Committee (what about previous names???)



Ehtisab commission to be functional by March

Ehtisab commission to be functional by March. Courts will be established at district level. Convicted will be disqualified to contest in elections or for public office. No loan for five years after the conviction. (Read full report here)

Proposed Names of 5-member Search and Scrutiny Committee

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Wednesday approved names of a five-member search and scrutiny committee to operationalise the Ehtesab Act, 2014 (read here). Who are these people (I did a google search)
  1. Justice (r) Abdul Aziz Kundi -> The opponents blamed him in his Abbottabad Commission verdict that he has political affilitations with ANP (here)
  2. former chief secretary Abdullah -> A man of integrity. Imran Khan wanted him to accept a role. (read this from Aug 21, 2013) – Listen to him in this video at 10:29 -> Right to Information Bill Launching Ceremony
  3. senior journalist Ismail Khan -> His posts indicate that he criticized PTI, IK, PML etc without taking any sides (see this)
  4. former vice chancellor Professor Mohammad Daud (a professional)
  5. social worker Mohammad Hamayun (many google results. Don’t know which one is this)

The profile of these people show that PTI is working seriously for an INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTABILITY COMISSION.

KPK Govt enacts independent Ehtisab Commission as promised in PTIs manifesto

KPK Govt enacts independent Ehtisab Commission as promised in PTIs manifesto (read here)
This is how it works: Accountability Commission flowchart/structure and appointment process – as a diagram.
Working of KPK Accountability Commission