Islamabad, July 03, 2019 (PPI-OT): National Accountability Bureau, Executive Board Meeting (NAB-EBM) chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability, DG Operation and other senior officers. It is year long policy of NAB to share details of the meeting with the people. It is not aimed at hurting anyone. Inquiries and investigations were started on the basis of alleged allegations which are not final. NAB only decides about taking further action after coming across the point of view of all relevant persons.
National Accountability Board (NAB) accorded approval filing four corruption references. EBM authorized filing corruption reference against former President Asif Ali Zardari and others on the accusation of misappropriation in financial facility sought for Messers Perathenan private limited, Messers Park Lane Private Limited and fake accounts, causing losses up to Rs 3.77 billion losses to national exchequer.
The EBM accorded approval to file a corruption reference against Hayat Muhammad Mandokhel of Messers Exad Private Limited. They have been accused of misappropriating Rs 455.7444 million to the national exchequer. EBM okayed filing reference against Dr Ayub Roze, Director General Health Services and others. The accused persons allegedly doling out contracts of medicine for Dengue control to favourites, causing Rs 70 million losses to national kitty.
EBM approved filing corruption reference against Sabtain Fazal Haleem, Managing Director, Punjab Mass Transit Authority ,Multan and others on the allegations of unrealistic assessment in feasibility study of Multan Metro by misuse of authority and awarding illegal contracts and increase in cost due to delay, causing Rs 770 million losses to national exchequer.
EBM accorded approval to conduct 8 investigations against Usman Saifullah and other, Muhammad Sadiq Ali Imrani, former Provincial Minister PHE, Department , Balochistan and others, Manzoor Qadir, former Director General, Sindh Building Control Authority, Karachi and others, Major (Retd) Syed Khali Amin Shah, Chief Security Officer, Peshawar Development Authority and others, officials of Sindh Social, Social Relief, Project Director of Extension of Pat Feeder Canal Project, Dera Murad Jamali and other all packages, machinery maintenance, Khairpur Division, officers, contractors and others of Shikarpur, investigations were approved against officials, contractors and others of education works department Jaccobabad.
EBM also accorded approved of conducting six inquiries against Akram Khan Durrani former Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azam Khan Durrani, member Provincial Assembly, Irfan Durrani and others, wireless local loop/ long distance international companies, officials of NEPRA, Bilal Munir Sheikh Chief Commercial Officer PIA and others, officers of National Highway Authority and Pak PWD.
EBM approved closing inquiries against Ali Madad Sher, former Education Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena member provincial assembly Punjab, Muhammad Sher Cheena, Additional Advocate General Revenue Department, Bhakkar and others, Capital Market Management Company, Bahawalpur and others, management of Punjab Meet Processing Company, Faisalabad Capital Market Management Company, Bahawalpur, management, officials of Punjab Meet Processing Company, Athar Hayat, Chief Operating Officer, Messers Baham Associates and others, Management of Faisalabad Capital Market Management Company. Athar Hayat, Chief Operating Officer (CEO), Messers Baham Associates and others, Tamash Khan, former Nazim/member provincial assembly Peshawar.
The EBM accorded approval of sending investigations against Ahmed Hussain Dhehr, member National Assembly, Multan and others, board of Revenue, Punjab, officials of Sindh Police, Chief Secretary Sindh, Akbar Ayub Khan, chief Executive Officer Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation and others, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Haji Yasin, Ghazala Shaheen, former Member Provincial and others, Vital Group of Companies, owners of Bahawalnagar, Board of Revenue, Punjab, officials of PHA, Multan, to Chief Secretary, Punjab for legal action.
Justice Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB said corruption was the root cause of all ills which is main hurdle in progress of the country. NAB was vigorously pursuing the policy of ‘Accountability for All.’ NAB would have to deposit the looted Rs 326 billion and deposited into national exchequer. The self-esteem of all should be ensured and no laxity would be tolerated. NAB officers think elimination of corruption as their national obligation. ‘Faith of NAB was to ensure Corruption Free Pakistan’. Chairman NAB has directed all Director General, corrupt elements, proclaimed offenders to take the cases to logical conclusion and illegal housing societies, affectees/Mudarba and all resources would be utilized to return the looted money.
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