File photo: Assistant Commissioner Dalbandin Ayesha Zehri at Pak-Iran border Taftan

Staff Reporter

The Balochistan government issued a show-cause notice to former assistant commissioner Dalbandin, Ayesha Zehri for addressing what the government calls an authorized press conference. The press conference, which went viral on all types of media brought embarrassment to the government, which is tantamount to misconduct as defined under the BEDA act, this was mentioned in a show-cause notice. The copy of the notice was obtained by the daily Quetta Voice.

Ayesha Zehri in a video claimed that the levies station had refused to take smuggled chemicals and other goods into custody on the directives of deputy commissioner. The AC’s video went viral and got a public response in February this year.

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The show-cause notice issued from the Chief Secretary Balochistan’s office further said, “you had failed to inform the concerned deputy commissioner prior to conducting the raid, you had only 3 sepoys (Levies personnel) during the raid”.

The former assistant commissioner has been directed to answer the show cause notice within 7 days of its issuance. There were no immediate words from Ayesha Zehri regarding the issuance of show cause notice.

However, the former assistant commissioner had earlier claimed that she had refused to distribute ration/foodstuff on a political basis, referring to political interference in post-coronavirus relief work.

The commissioner Rakhshan division, Ayaz Mandokhail had also written a letter in support of the former assistant commissioner and called for the cancellation of her transfer order.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.