ISLAMABAD March 14 (TNS): The Honourable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB chaired a meeting of Executive Board (EBM) of NAB which was held at NAB Headquarters.
The EBM has accord approval to file references, conduct investigations and inquiries against
different personalities pertaining to corruption, resources beyond known income, abuse of authority and inflicting phenomenal losses to national kitty,
The NAB has policy to share the details of decisions made by EBM with the public from several years. The main aim of sharing decisions was not to hurt or insult anyone.
The inquiries, investigations were being initiated on alleged allegations and therefore the allegations must not be considered as final. The final decision about initiating proceedings will be taken after knowing the point of view of both sides as per law.
The NAB’s EBM has approved conducting two inquiries against Ghulam Muhammad, former Secretary Communication and Works Department, Balochistan and officers, officials of Provincial Highway Division, District Sanghar, Sindh and others.The EBM authorised to conduct investigations against Asghar Sheikh,former Director General (DG) Larkana Development Authority and others.
Likewise, the EBM approved filing of three corruption references against Haji Gulzar Khan, former Health Minister, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muhammad Zamurrad Khan, former Conservator, Gilgit Forest Department,Haji Nadeem Khan, Abdus Samad,Muhammad Qasim, Principal Medical Officer and others. They have been accused of illegally issuing passes to seven contractors allowing them cutting forests and not receiving any fine by abusing their authority thus inflicting Rs 45.73 million losses to the national exchequer.
The EBM has also authorised filing of corruption reference against Mehtab Ahmed Khan, former Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation, Erfan Elahi, former Secretary Aviation Division, Musharraf Rasool, former Chairman, PIAC, Muhammad Ali Tabba and others.They have been accused for appointing Musharraf Rasool as Chairman PIAC in violation of rules by sheer abuse of authority.This inflicted significant losses to the national exchequer. The appointment of Musharraf Rasool had already been declared illegal by Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The EBM has authorised to file another corruption reference against Kamran Ali Qureshi, former Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Asad Munir, former Estate Member, CDA,Khalid Mehmood, former Director Estate and others. They have been accused for illegal restoration of a plot situated at F-11 by misusing their authority inflicting heavy losses to the national kitty.
The EBM authorised linking of complaint of suspicious transactions with the ongoing investigations against Agha Siraj Durrani, Speaker Sindh Assembly, Waseem Akhtar, Mayor, Karachi, Liaquat Ali Jatoi, former Federal Minister, and Nawab Muhammad Yousaf Talpur.
The EBM approved closing of inquiry against Dost Muhammad Rahimmo, former Provincial Minister for Zakat and Usher, Sindh, and others due to lack of incriminating evidence.
At the end of the meeting, Honourable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has said that corruption is mother of all evils which is main reason behind development of the country. NAB is strictly pursuing the policy of Accountability for All” by adopting zero tolerance. NAB’s foremost priority is the logical conclusion of mega corruption cases. Chairman NAB directed all DGs of NAB to conduct complaint verification, inquiries and investigations and to their logical conclusion within the stipulated time frame of 10 months. NAB has the first and last affiliation with the state of Pakistan.
He directed NAB officers to perform their duties in accordance with law,transparency and by upholding merit.