NAB opens inquiries, investigations into multiple cases

NAB opens inquiries, investigations into multiple cases
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ISLAMABAD:The Executive Board meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), presided over by its Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, Monday approved inquiries and investigations into alleged malpractices by organizations and individuals.

The NAB chairman ordered to complete all inquiries and investigations within the given time-frame and warned the officials that no case should be delayed for indefinite period, said a press release.

The board approved investigation against former head of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro and others for alleged misuse of authority by making illegal appointments in the Foundation and spending money on over 20 foreign and 90 local official tours causing millions of rupees loss to national kitty.

The meeting approved an inquiry against officials of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Islamabad for making over 200 illegal appointments.

The board also approved an inquiry against CDA officials and others for selling Plot Number 11 in Sector G-6 Civic Center Islamabad, on nominal rates.

It also approved an inquiry against officials of Privatization Commission of Pakistan for violating PEPRA rules in privatization of American Fertilizer Ltd Daudkhail Mianwali, causing around Rs 3.889 billion loss to national kitty.

The meeting also approved to initiate investigation into alleged malpractices against administration of NEPRA, Ministry of Water and Power, IPPS, M/s Blue Star Hydel Pvt Ltd., Bukhsh Solars Pvt Ltd., Saif Solars Pvt Ltd., Lucky Electric Power Company Ltd., Sadqaa Sons Energy Ltd., They violated solar power plants tariff due to which national kitty had to bear loss of over Rs 200 billion.

An inquiry was also approved against Dr Akram Ch Vice Chancellor Sargodha University and others for illegal appointments.

The board also approved an inquiry against Inspector FIA Adnan Lohani, former Senator Abdul Razaq and Chief Executive M/s Malik Exchange Private Ltd. Kamran Khan over misuse of their authority, taking bribe and indulging in money laundering.

The meeting also approved investigation against Talat Mehmood, Nouman Nawaz, Ijaz Ahmed, Raja Kamran and others for their alleged involvement in Rs 3.14 million corruption.

The board asked the anti-graft watchdog to initiate inquiry against owners and developers of Al-Khair Housing Society for looting Rs 27.065 million from masses.

The board also ordered inquiry into in ‘Land Utilization Department Sindh’ which caused loss to national exchequer.

The board approved investigation against former Director General Sindh Building Control Authority Manzoor Qadir and others for changing status of Public welfare plots into commercial land which caused loss of Rs 500 million to national kitty.

The meeting also ordered inquiry against Muhammad Mohsin and Rahila Mugsi as State Bank of Pakistan had sent the case to NAB under D-31 for suspicious transactions.

The board approved corruption investigation against Arif Ali Shah Bukhari, KASB Noor Developers Pvt Ltd. former Director/former administration BIPL and Structured Venture Pvt Ltd, who caused Rs 375 million loss to national exchequer.

The board approved investigation against former Director General KDA Syed Nasir Abbas and others for changing status of Public welfare plots into commercial land which caused loss of Rs 354 million to national kitty.

It also ordered inquiry against former Chairman SPSC Muhammad Hassan Bhutto and others for abusing their powers and illegal appointments.

The board approved investigations against top officials of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan for irregularity in students’ funds which caused Rs 1176 million loss to national kitty.

It approved investigations against administration of Jinnah Medical College Peshawar for irregularity.

The Executive Board meeting also approved investigation against former Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Customs Collectorate  Peshawar, officials of Bank of Khyber Peshawar, Chairman District Council Qilla Abdullah, former Chairman Quetta Development Authority and Director General Anti-Corruption Punjab for abusing their powers, irregularities and corruption which caused loss of millions of rupees to national exchequer.APP/AFP

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