NAB Executive Board Meeting approved 12 inquiries against high profile government officials

NAB Executive Board Meeting approved 12 inquiries against high profile government officials

ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau Executive Baord Meeting (NAB-EBM) Wednesday accorded approval of conducting 12 inquiries, filing three corruption references and closing inquiry against former Hafiz Abdul Karim due to absence of evidence.

The EBM chaired by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal accorded approval to conduct inquiries against Akram Khan Durrani, former Minister for Housing and Works, Sher Azam Wazir, former Provincial Minister and others, Ali Ghulam Nizamani, former member of Sindh Assembly, Saeed Khan Nizamani, Member Sindh Assembly, Muhammad Sohail , fomer DG, Malir Development Authority, Karachi, Asmatullah, Xen, MES, Sialkot Cantt, Almoiz Industries Limited, MM Road, Tehsil Paplan, District Mianawali and others, officers/ officials of Karachi Port Trust, Health Department Government of Sindh, Members Prucurement Committee, Programme Manager Hepatitis Prevention and Control Programme Sindh and others, Officers/officials of Gomal University Dera Ismael Khan, Management of Food Department Khuzdar, Ram Chand, Chief Engineer, Sukkur, Abdul Wahab, Sehato, Executive Engineer and others, Public Health Engineering Division, Larkana, Iqbal Sheikh, government Contractor and others, Management of Messers Chinyon Builders, Private Builders and others, a press release said.

The EBM approved conducting investigation against Atif Kamran, Chief Executive Officer, Messers, Unico, Private Limited and others. The EBM accorded approval to file corruption reference against Agha Siraj Durrani, Speaker Sindh Assembly and others for allegedly making illegal assets by abusing authority thus causing Rs 600 million losses to national exchequer.

The EBM accorded approval of filing corruption reference against Mazhar ul Islam , forment Executive Director Lok Virsa, Islamabad on the accusations of awarding contract to favourites and inflicting Rs 30.13 million losses to national kitty.

The EBM okayed filing another corruption reference against Fazal Mannan, former Director Education, FATA and others for making illegally appointing fake teachers and inflicting Rs110.73 million losses to national kitty.

The EBM gave its consent of closing inquiry against Hafiz Abdul Karim, member Senate, former minister for communication. Usman Abdul Karim, Anas Abdul Karim, Dr Najeeb Haider and others including Ghulam Qadir Palejo, former MPA ,Thatta and others, Abdul Sattar Dero, former Managing Director Port Qasim Authority and others, officials of Communication and Works Department, messers MechaTech Pvt and others due to absence of evidence.

The EBM approved closing investigation against owners of messers AM Construction Company, Private Limited and others due to absence of evidence.

The EBM approved referring the inquiry against management/ officials and others of Sargodha Capital Market, Management to chief Secretary Punjab and another inquiry against Rehmattullah Baloch, Chief Executive Officer, KESCO and others to relevant department. Justice Javed Iqbal said taking mega corruption cases to logical conclusion was his top priority. NAB was pursuing Accountability for All Policy vigorously.

All resources were being utilized to take back the looted money from the plunderers. Corruption was root cause of all ills, eliminating which was the collective responsibility of all Pakistanis.

He directed director generals not to spare any corrupt, proclaimed offenders for concluding their cases as per law. Eliminating corruption from the country was national obligation of NAB and its faith was corruption free Pakistan.