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National Accountability Bureau to file reference in a case against Muhammad Hassan, former Senior Engineer WAPDA

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Islamabad, September 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its meeting held today with Chairman NAB Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari in chair decided to file a reference in a case against Muhammad Hassan, former Senior Engineer WAPDA.

This was a case of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income, where the accused person was alleged to own four houses, three plots and an investment of Rs. 3.1 million in national saving schemes during his service from 1976 to 2003 acquired through corruption and corrupt practices.

The Board approved to accept Voluntary Return (VR) of Rs 6 million from Shehzad Saleem Bhatti, former legal Advisor in OGRA. The accused has been involved in issuing of bogus/fake Sprint Energy CNG stations licenses during the tenure of former Chairman Tauqir Sadiq. The accused person has submitted a pay order in favour of Chairman NAB.

The Board authorized an inquiry against Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani – Secretary Information, Muhammad Munir Malik – Ex-Director Coord, Syed Ali Tahir – Deputy Director, Shahid Javed – Assistant Director, Aftab Ali – Accounts Officer, Muhammad Jamil – Computer In-charge and other officials of the department of public relations government of the Punjab where the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, embezzlement in funds, receiving commission / kickbacks causing loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

The accused Muhayyuddin Ahmad Wani misused his authority by occupying the house of his father-in-law as camp office and spent Rs 1.4 million on its renovation from government funds. He withdrew Rs 100 million illegally from his subordinate archive department. He is alleged to take commission from ‘Times and Space’ agency while giving business of Rs 150 million.

The Board also decided to authorize Complaint Verification in a case against the officials of CDA where the accused persons were alleged for sale of precious commercial plots without open auction at throw-away prices in the vicinity of blue area and various other sectors of Islamabad. In this case, 23 firms had shown their interests for purchase of land, however, in sheer violations of laid down rules, CDA selected only few of them against these precious commercial plots.

CDA officials were alleged demanding Rs 300 million from complainant (in this case) as commission / kickback for allotment of a plot in Blue Area on lesser price but the complainant failed to meet the demand and resultantly he was eliminated from the competition.

The Board decided to close two investigations due to lack of incriminating evidence, first against Mian Muhammad Arshad Saleemi, ex-Chairman and other Directors of United Agriculture Cooperative Corporation Ltd.

In this case the accused persons were alleged embezzling funds of the corporation to the tune of Rs 8.65 million; second against Muhammad Iqbal Khan, ex-Commissioner Income Tax where the accused person was alleged for accumulating assets beyond known sources of income.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: 051-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: 051-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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