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Embezzlement in Benazir Income Support Programme Funds: National Accountability Bureau arrests Akhtar Hussain Postmaster

Islamabad, May 07, 2015 (PPI-OT): NAB arrested Akhtar Hussain Branch Postmaster Manglor District Swat allegedly involved embezzlement/misappropriation in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and caused more than Rs.2.00 Million loss to the Govt Exchequer.

The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is aimed at distribution of money among the poor and needy individuals in the country. The programme is meant to extend helping hand to all those deserving persons who are in dire need of financial support so that their suffering may be alleviated on priority basis. Under this programme the money is released to the Postal Services Deptt for distribution through local post office network. Obviously, the post office staff stands responsible for releasing the money to the deserving and qualified persons upon having genuine receipts.

However, several complaints have been received by NAB (KP) against Postal authorities that money is embezzled through fake receipts and fake thumb impressions, not delivered the needy persons at all. NAB initiated inquiry into the matter to ascertain the factual position and find to all those involved in the scam of the Postal Services Deptt.

The accused Akhtar Hussain while posted as Branch Poster master Manglor, Swat embezzled the BISP funds by pasting fake and Bogus thumb impression on the money orders which was supposed to distributed amongst the poor and needy individuals. NAB had already recovered Rs.3.00 Million in the instant case. The accused will be produced before the Accountability Court for obtaining his physical remand into NAB custody.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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