NAB opens inquiries against Mayor Karachi, former speaker Sindh Assembly

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NAB opens inquiries against Mayor Karachi, former speaker Sindh Assembly

KARACHI – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ordered an inquiry into corruption allegedly committed by Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and former Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

Justice Iqbal directed the Sindh NAB director general to verify a complaint against Waseem Akhtar for his involvement in Rs3.6 billion corruption in funds.

The anti-graft watchdog would also investigate allegations levied against Durrani, which pertains to possessing assets beyond known sources of income, misuse of authority, and embezzlement in funds allocated for MPA Hostel and construction of a building for the provincial assembly.

NAB has also approved an investigation against Karachi SSP Fareed Sarhandi for allegedly committing irregularities in recruitment of policemen.