NAB has registered five corruption cases against ETPB: Report

NAB has registered five corruption cases against ETPB: Report

ISLAMABAD:The National Accountability Bureau has registered five cases of corruption in Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) during the last five years, Minister for Law and Justice Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk Wednesday informed the National Assembly.

Responding to the question of Ms Shamas un Nisa in National Assembly during Question Hour, the minister said the investigations were underway against former chairman Syed Asif Hashmi and others, regarding illegal recruitment/regularization/promotions in ETPB.

In the first case the former chairman is accused of illegally recruiting/promoting/ appointing and regularizing employees in ETPB in violation of rules and regulations.

In the second case, the minister said NAB was investigating the same accused Syed Asif Hashmi for illegal appointments in Pakistan Model Education Institution Foundation (PMEIF) under ETPB.

He added that the accused was also being interrogated in third case against him for making investments of Rs 1394.083 million illegally, unlawfully and in violation of rules.

The fourth case against Asif Hashmi relates to allotment of a large number of plots illegally to the employees of ETPB. NAB was investigating officials for disposal of ETPB properties at throw away prices by misusing authority and getting
illegal pecuniary advantages.

Giving details of current status of the NAB cases against ETPB, the minister informed National Assembly that ACR No 89/2017 was filed in Accountability Court on October 28 against Syed Asif Hashmi and others for causing losses of Rs 774,730,403 to the National Exchequer due to illegal recruitment/ regularization/promotions in ETPB.

He said the cases against former ETPB chief and others were at different stages in Accountability Courts.APP/AFP