NTS chief among four arrested in NAB raid over paper leak

  • Air Commodore (r) Dr Sherzada Khan was arrested during a raid at NTS offices in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested the chief executive officer of National Testing Service (NTS) and four other employees in connection to a paper leak.

A NAB team, assisted along with Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officials, also seized several documents after raiding at two offices of the NTS – an entity that conducts tests for induction into the government sector.

The CEO, Air Commodore (r) Dr Sherzada Khan, and four other NTS employees were taken into custody, according to local media reports.

NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had on Friday ordered an inquiry into a paper leak before the test dates.

The decision was made after the anti-corruption watchdog received a number of complaints from candidates ranging from papers being compromised before the tests, procedural irregularities in the hiring process, and other corrupt practices in the NTS.

Although, NTS has become a major testing authority over the last few years, there are more and more questions being raised in parliament about its role and legal position.