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National Accountability Bureau Board meeting held

Islamabad, October 01, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held here today at NAB Headquarters. Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry presided the meeting. The Executive Board authorized three investigations. First against Asfand Yar Kakar, ex-Minister for Food Balochistan, Haseen Khan Afridi, Incharge Provincial Reserve (PR) Center Chaman, District Killah Abudullah Balochistan and others.

In this case the accused persons are alleged for embezzlement of Rs 292.878 million by misappropriation of 100387 wheat bags. Second against Mueen Aftab, former Chairman Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), Sameen Asghar, Ex-Director Commercial PSM and others.

In this case the accused persons are alleged for misuse of authority and procurement of Iron Ore at higher rates than the prevailing internal market rates thus causing loss of Rs 188.16 million to national exchequer.

Third against Officers/ Officials of Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and others. In this case the accused persons are alleged for causing loss of Rs 11.42 million to the national exchequer by procurement of substandard medical equipments and furniture for DHQ Hospital Upper Dir on exorbitant rates.

The Board authorized a Complaint Verification (CV) against Mr. Khalid Aslam, Director General (DG) Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET). In another case against Khan Muhammad Khalil, Ex-Chairman, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Kohat and others, the Board decided to close Complaint Verification (CV) due to lack of incriminating evidence.

The EBM also closed three inquiries due to lack of incriminating evidence. These include, first against M/s Saadullah Khan and Brothers (Pvt) Ltd. Lahore, second against Abdul Latif Khan, former Chairman Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), Peshawar and third against Abdul Rahim Kakar, former District Nazim Quetta.

While concluding the Board Meeting, Chairman NAB directed all NAB officers to work swiftly on all ongoing cases and take strong action against corrupt people.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK 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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