Islamabad, May 16 (TNS): A meeting of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal held at NAB Headquarters, says a press release issued by the anti-graft watchdog here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, NAB authorizes various complaint verification, inquiries, investigations and filing of reference against the accused on alleged involvement in corruption and causing multi billion rupee losses to the National Exchequer. The investigations are not final.
NAB would know point of view of the accused to make the investigations , inquiries, complaint verifications as per law.
The executive board authorised inquiry against Messers haier Pakistan private limited , officers of hieducation commission and others. They have been accused of selling laptops to HEC on higher rates causing million of rupee losses to the national exchequer. The meeting also authorised conducting inquiry against the management of NTDC, board of directors and others. The BoD have been accused of appointing Fayyaz Ch as managing director NTDC without experience and ability. This caused Rs 20.4 million to national kitty.
EBM authorised investigation against officers of CDA and others for illegal allotment of land worth 2 billion in sector E/11 Islamabad in violation of rules and corruption.
The Executive Board authorised filing of a reference against the management of National Highway Authority and others. They have been accused of alloting tool plazas to their favourites and establishing illegal CNG station at Rawalpindi by NHA management which caused million of rupee to national kitty. The EBM authorised filing another reference against former vice chancellor Federal Urdu University Dr Zafar Iqbal for opening illegal sub campus of Federal Urdu University at Lahore and corruption causing 16.5 million to national kitty.
The EBM authorised yet another inquiry against Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan, and officers of Ministry of Industry and Production and others. They have been accused of abuse of authority, corruption and shifting amount from NFC accounts to private banks causing Rs 3 billion losses to national kitty. The EBM approved closing investigation. against former MNA Raheela Kausar and others due to lack of incriminating evidence against her. EBM authorised inquiry under 18 h of NAB ordinance against the complainant for lodging baseless complaint against her. EBM authorised inquiry against former chairman Pakistan Railways Arif Azeem and others on purchasing 58 lokomotives and 40 power vans from favourite companies. This caused losses of Rs19900 million to national exchequer.
EBM authorised filing corruption reference against Secretary Karachi Port Trust Cooperative Housing Society Ghulab Khan and others for their alleged illegal allotment of commercial plots. Thus causing billion of rupee losses to national kitty.
EBM approved closing inquiry against officers and officials of National Bank of Pakistan Bahrain owing to absence of solid proof. EBM authorised another inquiry against former MD and other directors of Pakistan Petroleum limited for devouring funds. EBM approved inquiry against advisor to chairman KASB bank Nasir Ali Shah and others for withdrawing Rs 3.114 billion illegally. Investigation was authorised. Against the officers and officials of Pakistan Steel Mills for confirming contract and daily wages employees by abusing authority causingRs 6.69 billion to national kitty. EBM authorised former labour minister Khyber Palhtunkhwa Sher Azam and others for buying land in violation of rules which caused Rs10.75 crore losses to national kitty. EBM approved another corruption reference against former MD Pepco Munawar Baseer Ahmed and others. They are accused of inflicting Rs 1.3819 billion losses to country. The EBM approved inquiry against the officials of Pak PWD KPK for awarding contracts to favourites and corruption by making fake schemes. They inflicted Rs2. Billion losses ton the national kitty. Another inquiry was approved against officers,officials and others of bank of Khyber Peshawar for appointing 1400 people by abuse of authority ،They have also been accused of doling out heavy debt to Pasco and Punjab. food authority. Inflicting losses to national kitty. EBM authorised filing another reference against former DG excise. And taxation Balochistan Muhammad. Qasim Baloch for registering vehicles in fake and illegal way. Causing Rs 1.5 crore losses to national kitty.
Justice Javed has said that corruption is the main problems of the country. Corruption is the root cause of all ills. Nab officers consider elimination of corruption as their main responsibility. They are trying to make the country corruption free. Chairman directed the staff to conclude inquiries within time frame of ten months in light of available evidence. NAB is pursuing the policy of accountability for all. NAB has the affiliation with Pakistan only. He directed officers to perform their duties with dedication , transparency and in accordance with law.