DG NADRA arrested by FIA

DG NADRA arrested by FIA

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the director-general of the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), Tahir Akram, after his pre-arrest bail request was rejected on Thursday.

NADRA’s top official is accused in FIR No. 09/16 in a case concerning the regulatory body’s building case in which he was accused of being involved in a huge loss of Rs31.24 million.

Akram had apparently allowed renting of a building for NADRA in, what was later termed, a ‘non-transparent’ manner.

FIA had said it recovered Rs5 million from the lost amount while investigating the mentioned case.

Last year in October, the NADRA director-general was suspended on charges of gross violations of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules in renting an office building.