ISLAMABAD Sep 5: The Meeting of National Accountability Bureauís Executive Board chaired by Honorable Justice Javed Iqbal Wednesday accorded approval for conducting 14 inquiries against various personalities including former Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervaiz Khattak and Former Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.
EBM accorded approval to conduct inquiry against former Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khalid Pervaiz, Managing Director Tourism Corporation, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, MushtaqKhan, Iqbal Z Ahmed, Yousaf Jamil Ansari, Iftikhar Qaimkhani, Director Deneral Sindh Building Control Authority, Mayor Karachi Waseem Ahmed, Former Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Imtiaz Malah,Dilawar Hussain Memon, Chief Executive Officer ,MEPCO , Sukkar Nazir Soomro and Messers Crystal Mod Town Rao and builders of Rana, Associates, owner Rao Muhammad Shakir, and others.
Likewise three other investigations have also been approved against Dr Shahid Mehboob,Vice Chancellor, GC University,Faisalabad, Ali Gul Kurd, Director General Finance, office, Quetta. Details would be shared at appropriate time as per directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan. The EBM has accorded approval to file following corruption references.
EBM has approved filing reference against Dr Ahsan Ali, former Vice Chancellor, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and others on accusations of inflicting Rs 328.366 million in awarding contract of purchasing IT equipments to favourite companies on higher rates.
The EBM also approved filing a reference against Nawabzada Mehmoodzaib, former provincial minister for Technical Education, Manpower, Industries, Mineral Development Development , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They have been accused of inflicting Rs 350.52 million losses to national kitty by awarding phosphate exploration contract of 498.96 acre land on cheaper rates of Rs 14,980 by abusing authority.
EBM approved filing reference against Izhar Hussain, former Food Minister, Balochistan and others. They have been accused of misappropriation in sending 35,000 sacks of wheat to PRC Pashin. This caused Rs 210.18 million losses to national kitty.
EBM approved filing corruption reference against Sultan Muhammad Hinjra, , former member National Assembly and others. They have been accused of illegaly allotting 1342 Kanal state land of Thal Development Authority and One Kanal , 14 Marla land of graveyard to favourites by fraud. This caused Rs 190 million losses to national kitty.
EBM approved filing corruption reference against Chaudhry Guftar Ahmed Anjum, former Chief Operating Officer, MEPCO and others. They have been accused of depositing Rs 200 million of MEPCO in Trust Investment Bank, Multan alleged abuse of authority.This caused Rs 314 million losses to national kitty.
Justice Javed said the top priority of NAB was to conclude mega corruption cases. NAB officials were pursuing the policy of ĎAccountability for Allí for elimination of corruption without caring about any duress. NAB considers elimination of corruption as national responsibility and NAB officers putting their energies together for corruption elimination from country.
Chairman directed to take the investigation, inquiries, and investigations in accordance with law, merit within prescribed time and on the basis of concrete evidence available. He directed to take the cases to logical conclusion so that the looted money could be deposited in the national exchequer. This will ensure prosperous Pakistan. Corrupt would be dealt with as per law.