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Islamabad: Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz suspended for 90 days

A local government commission led by PTI lawmaker Ali Nawaz Awan had recommended Aziz be suspended during the course of the investigation.

Islamabad Mayor suspensionSheikh Ansar Aziz faces inquiry over allegations of corruption in an intercity bus terminal project - OyeYeah News
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Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz has been suspended for 90 days as he faces inquiry over allegations of corruption in an intercity bus terminal project.

The Cabinet approved a summary of the Islamabad mayor’s suspension through circulation in order to conduct a free and transparent inquiry against him and an official notification was issued on Sunday by the interior ministry.

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Mr. Aziz has been suspended “with immediate effect for a period of ninety (90) days for fair conduct of inquiry under section 96, sub-section (1) of Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015 (X of 2015)”, says the notification.

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Earlier this year, a reference had been filed against Aziz,  a member of the PML-N, by Humayun Akhtar, a member of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the acting Chief Metropolitan Officer (CMO).

In the reference, Sheikh Ansar Aziz was alleged of abusing his powers, using staff for personal use, and operating official vehicles that were reportedly beyond his entitlement.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.