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Anti-corruption body launches probe into PADA forgery

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has detected fraud in the reports of the Public Authority for the Disabled Affairs (PADA), which indicates “suspicion of crime related to corruption, violation of the provisions of the Penal Code, and damages to public money”, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to informed sources, the anti-corruption watchdog initiated investigations related to forgery of official documents and changes in the reports of committees within PADA.

They explained that preliminary investigations showed that the changes in the committees’ reports were based on orders issued by officials within the commission. Investigations have been launched in this regard. In the same context, Nazaha received a report of profiteering suspicion regarding the issuance of certificates of mental and visual disabilities of “severe and moderate” degrees to more than 2,300 citizens in order for them to benefit from the services they receive from other government agencies. Some of the disabled persons registered in the statements obtained driving licenses, despite the presence of certificates proving that they have “moderate or severe” mental disabilities. According to PADA’s data, there are 54,421 registered with the authority, of whom 9,153 suffer from physical disabilities, 14,769 from mental disabilities and 13,251 motor disabilities

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