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Tout mafia active in verification of fake documents at FO.

Islamabad -- Corruption has been alleged in the centre established by Foreign Ministry for the verification of documents, sources said on Tuesday.

The sources said that tout mafia with the alleged assistance of the centre staff allegedly making verification of fake documents.

The process of verifying fake documents had declined after former foreign secretary took notice of the issue; however, the tout mafia has established its hold again with the alleged support of the centre staff.

The sources said that the foreign office management seems helpless to control the staff for committing violations. 'Tout mafia' has been earning thousands of rupees on daily basis while doing this illegal business.

The corrupt practice is not limited to lower staff only but the share of bribe money has allegedly been given to the higher authority as well.

Former foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry had directed action against tout mafia after that the management office took action against them. Dozens of cases were registered against them at the Secretariat police station, besides several other cases in the FIA.

Deputy Director Verification Centre Yaseen Malik, when contacted, accepted that tout mafia is active for making verification of fake documents. He, however, said the foreign office has taken action against tout mafia various times.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 14, 2018
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