NAB Authorizes, Five Inquiries, Two Investigations And Filing One Reference

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - 28th Mar, 2018 ) :The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday authorized five inquiries, two investigations and filing of one reference against various accused persons accused in alleged corruption and misuse of authority. The meeting of the board, chaired by Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal referred inquiry against Senator Sehar Kamran to Election Commission of Pakistan. The board authorised filing of a corruption reference against former Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Pipe Lines Company Limited (SSGCL) Azeem Iqbal Siddique, former Chairman Finance Committee Shahid Aziz Siddique, General Manager Finance, Malik Usman Hassan and others.

They have been accused of hiring the services of MS Pro Gas Private Limited without verifying their technical and financial capabilities, which is against Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules. That anomaly inflicted Rs 1.174 billion losses to national kitty. An inquiry was authorised by EBM against Pir Sibgatullah Rashidi and officers/officials of Board of Revenue, Korangi, Karachi for illegally allotting a government plot to a private person by misusing authority.

They have also been accused of allotting the land of Defence View Society, Karachi and making illegal construction on the state land, inflicting losses to the tune of Rs 212 million to the national exchequer. The EBM approved an inquiry against former member state Capital Development Authority (CDA) Brig (Retd) Asad Munir, former Director State CDA Khalid Mehmood Mirza, former Director State CDA Zia ur Rehman Toor, former Deputy Financial Advisor CDA and others.

They have been involved in restoration of Plot No 20, Sector F-11/1, Islamabad by using their authority illegally, which caused million of rupee losses to national kitty. THE EBM has authorised an other inquiry against former AIG, Balochistan, Abdul Qadeer Bhatti for having assets which do not match his known sources of income. Yet another investigation was authorised by the EBM against Local Government Department, Sindh for illegally appointing 12,810 persons in Grade one to 15 in the LG department, causing losses to national kitty.

The board authorised inquiry against the officials/officers of C&D Department , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, MS Mechatech, Private Limited and others for illegally awarding a contract to MS Mechatech, Private Limited.They are accused of supplying low quality Airconditioners to Lady Rading Hospital, which inflicted Rs 2435.906 million losses to the national exchequer. Executive Board authorised investigations against the officers/officials of Khan Abdul Wali Khan, University, Mardan for misappropriating the construction funds of the university through misuse of authority.

They inflicting Rs 4 billion losses to the National Kitty. An inquiry was authorised against Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO), Rehmatullah Baloch, officers/officials of Qesco,MS Al Nasir Agriculture Foundary Works and others to probe electricity theft charges, which caused Rs29.612 million losses to national exchequer. The EBM has decided to refer inquiry against former Principal, Pakistan International school, Jeddah, Senator Sehar Kamran to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so that the inquiry could be taken to its logical conclusion as per law of election Commission of Pakistan.

The EBM decided to refer inquiry against former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gujranwala, Khadim Hussain Bhatti to inspector General Punjab Police for its logical conclusion as per law. EBM also decided to close inquiries against MS Zafairs Textile Mills Limited, Lahore, Humayun Naseer Shaikh, Ahsan Humayun Shaikh, Port Qasim Authority, Ministry of Industries, officers/officials of SSGCL and former District Nazim, Sibbi,Balochistan, Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki.

EBM also decided to close investigations against Ahmed Hamayun Shaikh. At the end, Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said that elimination of corruption is must as it is a cancer.He directed NAB officers to utilise their energies for making Pakistan corruption free. He directed all ranks of NAB officers to take the inquiries, investigations and complaint verification to logical conclusion within the prescribed time frame as per law. He said NAB was strictly adhering to the policy of Accountability for All. NAB has first and last affiliation with the country only.