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Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau held

Islamabad, March 21, 2017 (PPI-OT):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 Meeting (EBM) decided to file four (04) corruption references. First corruption reference was approved against Shahzar Shamoon, Ex-Secretary Land Utilization Department, Govt of Sindh and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of 530 acres state land, misuse of authority, corruption and corrupt practices. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 53 billion to the national exchequer.

Second corruption reference was approved against Syed Ali Raza, Ex-President National Bank of Pakistan and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and criminal breach of trust by granting and revising financing facilities in National Bank Bangladesh Branch. Thus caused a loss of US $ 185 million to the national exchequer.

Third corruption reference was approved against Ghulam Haider Jamali, EX-IG Sindh Police and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, illegal appointment in SRP Base Hyderabad. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 504, 661, 664/- to the national exchequer.

Fourth corruption reference was approved against Javaid Raza Bhutta, Principal Engineer PACE Islamabad. In this case, the accused person was alleged for accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The EBM also decided to authorize four (03) investigations. The First investigation was authorized against officers/officials of CDA and others regarding affairs of SAFA Gold Mall. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 193.3 million/-to the national exchequer.

Second investigation was authorized against Nazar Abbass, Al-Abbass International Educational Consultants and others. In this case, the Australian High Commission lodge a formal complaint against Al-Abbas International an Educational Consultancy Firm based in Pakistan regarding cheating the students at large by defrauding them of their money through a scam and caused a loss of Rs. 10.20 million.

Third investigation was authorized against Malik Muhammad Rafiq Khar, Ex-MPA, Revenue officials and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of State Land and misappropriation of public property.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to authorize four (04) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized against management of university of the Punjab. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for misuse of authority, illegal appointments in Punjab University in violation of rules.

Second inquiry was authorized against M/S Pak Rock Oil Trading Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. The matter was referred by Financial Monitoring Unit of State Bank of Pakistan under section 31-D of NAO 1999 as Suspicious Transition Report (STR).

Third inquiry was authorized against the Management of Sustainable Environment and development Foundation (SEDF), Hyderabad. The State Bank of Pakistan through Financial Monitoring Unit referred the case as Suspicious Transition Report (STR) to NAB under 31-D of NAO.

Fourth inquiry was authorized against Sultan Mehmood Hanjera, MNA and others, Tehsil Kot Addu, District Muzaffargarh. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of land in his name at Thana Chowk Kot Addu on lease and thereafter illegally got muted in his name and further sold out.

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.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214503
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk
Website: www.nab.gov.pk

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