NAB files 4 mega corruption references

NAB files 4 mega corruption references
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Tuesday decided to file four corruption references .

The EBM meeting of NAB was held here under the chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at its headquarters.

The first corruption reference was approved against Shahzar Shamoon, Ex-Secretary Land Utilization Department, government of Sindh and others accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of 530 acres state land, misuse of authority, corruption and corrupt practices thus caused a loss of Rs 53 billion to the national exchequer.

Second corruption reference was approved against Syed Ali Raza, Ex-President National Bank of Pakistan and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and criminal breach of trust by granting and revising financing facilities in National Bank Bangladesh Branch.

Thus caused a loss of US $ 185 million to the national exchequer.

Third corruption reference was approved against Ghulam Haider Jamali, EX-IG Sindh Police and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, illegal appointment in SRP Base Hyderabad.

Fourth corruption reference was approved against Javaid Raza Bhutta, Principal Engineer PACE Islamabad. In this case, the accused person was alleged for accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The EBM also decided to authorize four investigations. The First investigation was authorized against officers/ officials of CDA and others regarding affairs of SAFA Gold Mall.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority. Thus caused a loss of Rs 193.3 million to the national exchequer.

Second investigation was authorized against Nazar Abbass, Al-Abbass International Educational Consultants and others.

In this case, the Australian High Commission lodged a formal complaint against Al-Abbas International an Educational Consultancy Firm based in Pakistan regarding cheating the students at large by defrauding them of their money through a scam and caused a loss of Rs 10.20 million.

Third investigation was authorized against Malik Muhammad Rafiq Khar, Ex-MPA, Revenue officials and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of state land and misappropriation of public property.

The EBM decided to authorize four inquiries.

First inquiry was authorized against management of university of the Punjab.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, illegal appointments in Punjab University in violation of rules.

Second inquiry was authorized against M/S Pak Rock Oil Trading Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. The matter was referred by Financial Monitoring Unit of State Bank of Pakistan under section 31-D of NAO 1999 as Suspicious Transition Report (STR).

Third inquiry was authorized against the Management of Sustainable Environment & development Foundation (SEDF), Hyderabad. The State Bank of Pakistan through Financial Monitoring Unit referred the case as Suspicious Transition Report (STR) to NAB under 31-D of NAO.

Fourth inquiry was authorized against Sultan Mehmood Hanjera, MNA and others, Tehsil Kot Addu, District Muzafargarh.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of land in his name at Thana Chowk Kot Addu on lease and thereafter illegally got muted in his name and further sold out.

The EBM decided to authorize complaint verification against Asad Qaiser, Speaker KP Provincial Assembly.

In this case, the accused person was alleged for misuse of authority, illegal appointments and collecting assets beyond known sources of income.

Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said NAB was committed to eradicate corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy.

He directed all officers/ officials of NAB to put in their best efforts in conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations against corrupt in accordance with law, transparently and on merit.

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