Islamabad, January 13, 2021 (PPI-OT): Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired the Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of NAB held at NAB headquarters here today. The meeting was attended by Mr. Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA), Zahir Shah, DG Operations and senior officers attended the meeting. It is a yearlong policy of NAB to share the details of EBM with the public which does not aim to hurt the feelings of anyone as all inquiries and investigations are initiated on the basis of alleged allegations, which are not final. NAB decides to go ahead with case after assessing the merits of the cases and after obtaining the point of view of accused persons as per law.
The EBM authorized filing of corruption reference against Jam Khan Shoro, member Provincial Assembly, Sindh/ former minister for Local Government, Sindh, Master Kran Khan Shoro, Kashif Shoro, Chairman Town Committee Qasimabad, Hyderabad, District Officer, Revenue, Shahnawaz Soomro, assistant Commissioner, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Akhtar Ali Sheikh, Mukhtiarkar, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Ali Zulfikar Memon, Mukhtiarkar, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Imtiaz Solangi, Supervising Tapedar, Deh Jamshoro, Bachal Mir Bahar, Tapedar, Deh Jamshoro, Pir Bakhsh Jatoi, Tapedar, Deh, Jamshoro, Anwaarbati land record officer, Survey and land Record officer, Hyderabad, Murree, Inspector, Revenue and City Survey, settlement, Survey and record officer, Hyderabad, Tahir Ali Bhimbro, Revenue Surveyor. Hyderabad, Bakhat Ali, Survey Tapedar, settlement Survey and land record officer, Hyderabad, Zeeshan Qureshi, Survey Tapedar, survey and land record officer, Hyderabad, Liyar, Layari, Revenue Surveyor, settlement, survey and land record officer, Shahid Pervaiz Memon, Additional Director, P and DC, Hyderabad Development Authority, Muhammad Bachal Rahoto, Deputy District officer, Qasimabad, Hyderabad. The accused had occupied state land at Jamshoro, Qasimabad, Sindh though misuse of authority, inflicting about Rs 5 billion losses to national exchequer.
The forum authorized filing of corruption reference against Adil Karim, Deputy Director, Board of Investment, Islamabad, Muhammad Muslim, former Director Board of Investment, Islamabad, Fahad Ali Chaudhry, Director, Board, Directorate of Internal Audit, Customs, Islamabad, Naeem Ejaz Qureshi, Director, Directorate of Internal Audit, Customs, Islamabad, Mehmood Alam, former member Indirect Taxes Policy, FBR, Sikandar Aslam, Former Commissioner, Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office, Karachi and others. The accused inflicted huge losses of almost Rs 417.409 million to national exchequer by abusing authority.
The EBM accorded approval of conducting seven inquiries against various accused including against Fida Khan, Aftab Khan (Frontman), Awais Muzaffar Tappi and others, officers/officials of Karachi Port Trust and others, Qadir Bakhsh and others, Dr Ahmed Nadeem Akbar, Former Registrar, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and others, Muhammad Akbar Baloch, project director, director Solar System for Water Supply and Drainage Scheme, Public Health Engineering Department, Sindh and others, Shoaib Ahmed Gola, senior member, Board of Revenue, Quetta, Muhammad Rafique Banbahan and others.
The EBM also authorized conducting of five investigations against various accused including officers/officials of Special Initiative Department, Sindh, Messers Pak Oasis Industries Private Limited and others, Aslam Shah, Chairman PMS, GIEDA, Farid Ahmed, former Managing Director GIDA, members of Allotment Committee, former PDMS, GIEDA and others , management of Fisheries department and others, Sohail Anwer Siyal, former provincial Home Minister, Sindh, Ali Anwar and others and management of Balochistan Development Authority (BDA). The EBM accorded approval of closing inquiry against the inquiry against the Procurement Committee and others on procuring MI-171E for Balochistan government owing to lack of evidence.
Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman National Accountability Bureau said that eradication of corruption and corruption free Pakistan is foremost priority of NAB. NAB is pursuing the policy of accountability for all as per law. NAB is national anti-corruption institution which has no affiliation with any individual, group or political party. It has an affiliation with only the state of Pakistan. NAB has so far recovered Rs 714 billion directly or indirectly from corrupt elements and deposited the recovered money into national exchequer. The performance of NAB has been appreciated by reputed national and international institutions, which is an honour for NAB.
The Chairman NAB directed all concerned to utilize all available resources for concluding the complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations on the basis of concrete evidence within the prescribed time frame as per SOP. He directed investigation officers and prosecutors to pursue the cases in courts with full preparations as per law. Then the law would take its course. He directed to protect the self-respect of visiting accused and no laxity would be tolerated. He directed to take the cases of fake housing societies and cooperative housing societies to logical conclusion, so that the looted amount could be returned to the affectees as per law.
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