Islamabad, August 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): Honorable Mr. Justice Javaid Iqbal, Chairman NAB visited NAB Rawalpindi / Islamabad Bureau. Director General NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Naeem Mangi along with his team gave briefing to the Chairman about the Fake Bank Account Scam cases.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption and recover looted money from corrupt elements by adopting “Accountability for All” policy. The officers of NAB should work fearlessly without taking any pressure. He also reiterated that all cases should be conducted on merit on the basis of solid evidence without any bias and keeping aside the social status of accused as per law. He said that NAB officers are dealing with high profile white collar cases and each accused should be dealt with self respect and should be given full opportunity of hearing regarding allegations levelled against him/her.
The Chairman said that officers shall display highest level of integrity and commitment with regards to their cases and should ensure timely completion of cases so in order to bring them to justice as per law. The Chairman NAB appreciated the performance of NAB Rawalpindi under the supervision of DG Irfan Naeem Mangi and expressed extreme satisfaction on the progress of cases in NAB Rawalpindi.
The Chairman NAB also urged NAB officers to always work according to law. He directed Prosecution Wing of NAB Rawalpindi to well prepare all cases keeping in view of all legal aspects, solid evidence, statements of the accused etc of a case so that the integrity of the evidence can be upheld in court as per law. The chairman desired that NAB references should serve as case studies and eventually be used as precedents in the judicial system of Pakistan.
As per briefing, NAB Rawalpindi/Islamabad recovered Rs.13.814 Billion so far from corrupt persons. NAB Rawalpindi has filed 06 References in the respected Accountability Courts Islamabad against Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Younus Kadwai, Hussain Lawai and others which are under trial as per law.
Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan referred Fake Bank Account Scam cases to NAB for further investigation in Jan 2019; so far NAB Rawalpindi has arrested 39 accused persons. 41 x accused persons have been placed on ECL. 21 x inquiries and 12 x investigations are under process as per law.
It is pertinent to mention that NAB Rawalpindi has also cautioned / Freezed properties of worth Rs 51.46 Billion (Approx). NAB Rawalpindi has filed Six References before Honorable Accountability Court, Islamabad which are under trial as per law. Brief detail is as under below.
1- NAB Rawalpindi filed Reference against Younis Kidwai, Hussain Syed, Ex KDA Administrator, Matanat Ali Khan, Ex Metropolitan Commissioner KDA, Najam zaman, Ex Director KDA and others in illegal allotment of amnesty plots St-28 and ST 28A Block 1 scheme 5, Clifton Karachi in Accountability Court, Islamabad.
2- NAB Rawalpindi filed Reference against z Ahmed Khan Ex Secretary, Special Initiatives Department, Hassan Ally Memon, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majid and Menahel Majid and others in illegal award of contract by Government of Sindh special initiative department to M/S Harish and Company.
3- NAB Rawalpindi has filed Reference against CEO of OMNI Group of companies, Zain Malik, Muhammad Younis, Abdul Jabbar, M Shabbir, Aftab Ahmad Memon, M Aslam Qureshi, M/S Bahria Town Pvt Ltd, M/S Pink Residency in illegal allotment / regularization of Government land in favor of M/S Pink Residency and others.
4- NAB Rawalpindi has filed Reference against Asif Ali Zardari, AG Majeed, Hussain Lawai and others in M/S Park Lane Estates Pvt Ltd and M/S Parthenon Pvt Ltd in extending of loan and its misappropriation by front company M/S Parthenon Private limited of M/S Park Lane Estates Pvt Ltd and others.
5- In another case, NAB Rawalpindi has filed Reference against Asif Ali Zardari, Hussain Lawai and others regarding fake bank accounts scam vide case FIR No. 4/2018 dated 06.07.2018 register at FIA SB circle, Karachi (Ref No. 02/2019 transfer from Banking Court).
6- NAB Rawalpindi filed Reference against Manzoor Qadir Kaka, Zain Malik, Hussain Mirza and others in Nehr Khayyam Case.
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