In a surprise, NAB files corruption reference against Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandiwala

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In a surprise, NAB files corruption reference against Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandiwala

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday filed a corruption reference against Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla in an illegal land allotments case.

Mandviwala has been accused of selling government plots to Abdul Ghani Majeed, son of Omni Group chief Anwar Majeed, illegally. The reference, which has been submitted t the court, said that former PIA managing director Aijaz Haroon also played a role in the illegal allotment of plots.

The anti-graft buster has also nominated Abdul Ghani Majeed and Tariq Mehmood and others as offenders in the reference.

It claimed that the deputy Senate chairman purchased fake shares with the amount he received after selling the plots. It went on to say that Mandviwala purchased the shares in the name of Tariq Mehmood, who is a benamidar.