ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2017: The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarter. The following decisions were taken during the Executive Board Meeting (EBM).
The Executive Board (EBM) decided to file two (02) corruption references. First corruption reference was approved against Azmat Hayat Khan, Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority by purchasing non-feasible Land at higher rates. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 62.38 /-million to the national exchequer.
Second corruption reference was approved against Muhammad Ashraf Magsi, Ex, Chairman, Baluchistan Public Service Commission and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and illegal appointments of their relatives and other under serving persons in violation of rules.
The EBM decided to authorize investigation against Officers of CAA Pakistan for procuring material and machinery without approval of PC-I and PC-II. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 2.6 billion to the national exchequer.
The Executive Board (EBM) decided to authorize four (04) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized against Abdul Aziz, former Employee of Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for cheating the general public on the pretext of plot allotment in University Town Housing Scheme at Mouza Bajnal, Rawalpindi.
Second inquiry was authorized against Ali Khan, Asif Ali Gohar and Adam Khan Jokhio. In this case, the State Bank of Pakistan referred complaint to NAB under 31-D of NAO .
Third inquiry was authorized against Dr. Ishaq Fani, Director Distance Education, Baha Ud Din Zakaria University, Multan and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal appointments, embezzlements funds in purchase of books and Distance Learning Programme. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 193.123 /-million to the national exchequer.
Fourth inquiry was authorized against Management of Islamia University, Bahawalpur (IUB). In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption and corrupt practices and misuse of authority. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 120.6 /-million to the national exchequer.
The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to Re-authorize investigation against Govt Functionaries/Officials of Excise & Taxation Department, GB & others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for supply of substandard arms and ammunition for the Excise Department, illegal award of contract of procurement of weapons without tendering. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 5/-million to the national exchequer.
The EBM in a case against Qazi Zaheer Ahmad and others decided to reject the plea Bargain request. In this case, the accused person were alleged for misappropriation of funds of Rs. 297.588 million received from general public and Rs. 209.533 million received from State Life Insurance Corporation in the name of Islamabad New City Housing Scheme, Islamabad.
The EBM in a case against Management of M/S Saindak Metals Limited regarding illegal excavation of Gold by MRDL under the cover of Blister Cooper and others, decided to seek technical and Forensic reports from relevant experts for further analysis and determination of facts on ground in order to ascertain the factual position.
The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to close three inquiries and one investigation. These pertains to inquiry against Mansoor Khan Ex-President ZTBL, inquiry against officers/officials of Punjab Highways Department & others, inquiry against Ex-Executive Engineer, Upper Jehlum Canal, Gujrat Division Irrigation Department and others and investigation against officers/officials of KPT due to lack of incriminating evidence.
At the end, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy. He directed all officers/officials of NAB to put in their best efforts in conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations against corrupt in accordance with law, transparently and on merit.