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The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved inquiries against various political personalities including Nisar Ahmed Khoro, Pir Sabir Shah, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Abdul Karim Soomro, Sardar Qaiser Abbas Khan, Sardar Nasir Abbas Khan Sardar Lala Khan, and Abdul Majeed Abro.
The meeting of Executive Board of NAB was held on Thursday that was chaired by Chairman NAB Justice(R), Javed Iqbal. The meeting approved 16 inquiries and filing of two corruption references.
Inquiries, investigations and complaint verifications against the corrupt elements should be taken to logical conclusion within the prescribed time frame. Failing which strict action will be taken against the officers.
The executive board meeting authorized NAB to conduct 16 inquiries against various personalities including former Provincial Minister Nisar Ahmed Khoro, officers of Food department Sukkar and others, Pir Sabir Shah, former MNA from D. I. Khan, officers of the Department of Revenue, Dera Ismael Khan and others, Brigadier Waqar, MD, National Telecom Corporation, Zahid Mir, conducting three inquiries against Acting Managing Director Oil and Gas Development Authority and its management. Sharjeel Inam Memon, MPA, Abdul Karim Soomro, MPA, Sardar Qaiser Abbas Khan, Sardar Nasir Abbas Khan Sardar Lala Khan, officials of Department of Revenue, Chobara Leyyah and others.
Former Member Provincial Assembly Abdul Majeed Abro, officers of food department Sukkar and others, National Power Park Management Company, Investment in Government Holding Private Limited, Pakistan LNG Limited. Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Memon, Financial Advisor, EOBI, Salman D Muhammad, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Federal Urdu University Karachi, Officers, officials of CDA, CADD, officers of Lakhra Power House, Jamshoro and others are included.
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The executive board also authorized to conduct two investigations including management and others of Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar, and officers of Sarhad Development Authority. The details of two references included a reference will be filed against Khawaja Siddique Akbar, former Chairman Workers Welfare Board, Balochistan, Former Administrator Kidney Centre, Quetta, Dr. Ameer Ahmed Khan Jogaizai, Mumtaz Ali Khan, former Secretary Workers Welfare Board, Balochistan, and others. They have been accused of corruption in the purchase of machinery and equipment of Kidney Centre, Quetta, inflicting Rs 54.5 million losses to the national exchequer.
The meeting authorized conducting filing corruption reference against Aslam Pervaiz Memon, former Medical Superintendent, Sindh Employees Security Institution, Karachi and others for inflicting Rs. 253.65 million losses to the national exchequer by violating SEPRA laws and embezzlement in funds
The EBM has approved sending inquiry case of Muhammad Saleem Khan, Director General Provincial Housing Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, contractor Nisar Ahmed, Zeetullah Wazir, officer, officials and others Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for further proceedings. The investigations against Dr. Nazeer Mughal, former vice-Chancellor University of Sindh, Jamshoro, and others to the government of Sindh for further proceedings.
Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said NAB is pursuing the policy of Accountability for All’ as an elimination of corruption is a national duty of NAB. It is doing its utmost to ensure corruption free Pakistan.
Meeting authorized closing inquiry against Haji Muhammad Nawaz Kakar, former Minister, Balochistan, Jawad Kamran, Former MPA, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Munir, Muhammad Rafique Paran, Punjab Environment and management of Affluent Treatment Company, officers and officials of Thermal Power Pant Guddu, and complaints against officers of WAPDA due to absence of evidence.
Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said NAB is pursuing the policy of Accountability for All’ as an elimination of corruption is a national duty of NAB. It is doing its utmost to ensure corruption free Pakistan. He directed the concerned authorities to take to logical conclusion corruption cases on priority basis.
Inquiries, investigations and complaint verifications against the corrupt elements should be taken to logical conclusion within the prescribed time frame. Failing which strict action will be taken against the officers. He directed utilizing all resources for arresting the proclaimed offenders so that the looted money could be deposited in the national exchequer after recovering from the corrupt elements.