ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) accorded approval for conducting 14 inquiries and filing five references against various personalities.
Chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal here Wednesday, the Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of NAB accorded approval to conduct inquiry against former Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervaiz Khattak and Former Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, former Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khalid Pervaiz, Managing Director Tourism Corporation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Khan, Iqbal Ahmed, Yousaf Jamil Ansari, Iftikhar Qaimkhani, Director General Sindh Building Control Authority, Mayor Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Former Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Imtiaz Malah, Dilawar Hussain Memon, Chief Executive Officer MEPCO Sukkar Nazir Soomro and M/s Crystal Model Town Rao Muhammad Shakir, and others.
Likewise three other investigations have also been approved against Dr Shahid Mehboob, Vice Chancellor, GC University, Faisalabad, Ali Gul Kurd, Director General Finance office, Quetta. The EBM has accorded approval to file following corruption references.
The EBM has approved filing reference against Dr Ahsan Ali, former Vice Chancellor, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and others on accusations of inflicting Rs 328.366 million in awarding contract of purchasing IT equipments to favorite companies on higher rates.
The EBM also approved filing a reference against Nawabzada Mehmoodzaib, former provincial minister for Technical Education, Manpower, Industries, Mineral Development Development , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They have been accused of inflicting Rs 350.52 million losses to national kitty by awarding phosphate exploration contract of 498.96 acre land on cheaper rates of Rs 14,980 by abusing authority.
The Board approved filing reference against Izhar Hussain, former Food Minister, Balochistan and others. They have been accused of corruption in sending 35,000 sacks of wheat to PRC Pashin. This caused Rs 210.18 million losses to national kitty.
The EBM approved filing corruption reference against Sultan Muhammad Hinjra, former member National Assembly and others. They have been accused of illegally allotting 1342 Kanal state land of Thal Development Authority and One Kanal 14 Marla land of graveyard to favorites by fraud. This caused Rs 190 million losses to national kitty.
The EBM approved filing corruption reference against Chaudhry Guftar Ahmed Anjum, former Chief Operating Officer, MEPCO and others. They have been accused of depositing Rs 200 million of MEPCO in Trust Investment Bank, Multan alleged abuse of authority. This caused Rs 314 million losses to national kitty.
Justice Javed Iqbal said the top priority of NAB was to conclude mega corruption cases. NAB officials were pursuing the policy of ‘Accountability for All’ for elimination of corruption without caring about any duress. NAB considers elimination of corruption as national responsibility and NAB officers putting their energies together for corruption elimination from country.
The Chairman directed to take the investigation, inquiries , and investigations in accordance with law, merit within prescribed time and on the basis of concrete evidence available. He directed to take the cases to logical conclusion so that the looted money could be deposited in the national exchequer. This will ensure prosperous Pakistan. Corrupt would be dealt with as per law, he maintained.