Zarrar Haider Khan, a senior bureaucrat from Pakistan, was suspended after he was caught on CCTV, pocketing the wallet of a Kuwaiti delegate during a meeting on investment plans.
Grade 20 GoP officer stealing a Kuwaiti official’s wallet – the official was part of a visiting delegation which had come to meet the PM pic.twitter.com/axODYL3SaZ
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) September 28, 2018
According to a report by a newspaper Dawn, the Kuwaiti delegation was on a visit to Pakistan to discuss investment plans in the country. It was during the high level meeting that the Grade 20 officer was caught on camera at Finance Ministry, taking away the wallet lying on the table and then keeping it in his pocket.
The incident came to light after the Kuwaiti delegation launched an official complain that one of member’s wallet went missing. The embarrassing video went viral on social media.
However, when confronted, Khan denied the allegations but later admitted to the theft after the CCTV footage was shown to him. Khan had to return the wallet containing Kuwaiti dinars, as stated by the Kuwaiti official.
When Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary was asked about the incident at a press briefing,, he blamed the “moral training” of previous government, saying most of the present bureaucrats had got their moral training during the previous governments, according to the Dawn report.