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NAB to clear all probes within shortest span of time; EBM.

Islamabad -- 'NAB wants to clear that all complaint verification, inquiries and investigations are conducted against the accused in corruption cases inflicting multi billion rupee losses to the National Exchequer.'

This was decided in the meeting of Executive Board of NAB that was held with Chairman NAB ,Justice (R) Javed Iqbal in the chair. Such inquiries and investigations must not be considered as final. NAB would proceed ahead only after giving the accused ample opportunities to the accused persons to defend allegations against them and to prove their innocence.

The meeting authorized inquiry against government officials Involved in payment of circular debt amounting to Rs480 billion in 2013 in violation of rules.

The meeting also authorized conducting inquiry against the owners, directors and officials of M/S Azgard Nine and Agriteck limited. has approved conducting investigations against Managing Director Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank, Liaquat Durrani and others. They have been accused of illegally investing over Rs100 million by abusing their authority.

The executive board of NAB authorized conducting inquiry against the management of Neelam, Jhelum project for alleged misuse of authority and corruption.

The meeting authorized conducting inquiry against former head of cardiology department Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex Lahore Dr Ajmal Hassan Naqvi and others for abuse of authority and involvement in corruption.

The meeting approved conducting inquiry against Commissioner Overseas Pakistanis Afzal Bhatti and others on allegations of making alleged illegal appointments, getting salaries fringe benefits. The executive meeting authorized conducting inquiry against Punjab government and others, officers and officials of Punjab Institute of Cardiology for their involvement in alleged corruption.

The meeting authorized conducting another inquiry against Muzaffar Ali Ranjha, former Director General Anti Corruption Punjab and others for denying cooperation to NAB in performing official duties.

EBM authorized conducting inquiry against Director General Anti corruption Punjab, Director General Anti Corruption Sahiwal, Secretary Construction and Works, Executive Engineer, Sub Divisional Officer Building Public Health Department, irrigation department, local government Department and others on complaints of their involvement in corruption.

The meeting authorized conducting inquiry against former Principal Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad for abusing his authority, corruption and causing heavy losses to national exchequer.

The board authorized conducting inquiry against officers and officials of Northern Power Plant Gujranwala and others on receiving complaints of corruption.

The meeting authorized conducting another inquiry against former Chief Financial Officer Punjab Power Development Company Limited, Lahore Akram Naveed, former Director Finance Era, Islamabad, Former Director Finance PHA Lahore and others. They have been accused of abusing authority and involvement in corruption causing heavy losses to the national exchequer.

The meeting approved conducting another inquiry against former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, former Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman, former Chairman PTA Dr Ismail Shah and others. They have been involved in alleged award of contract to NGMS, causing heavy losses to national kitty.

Meeting authorized conducting inquiry against former Director Lok Virsa Aks-i- Mufti, Senator Robina Khalid, Messer Cosmos Private Limited and others. They have been accused of abusing their authority and awarding contracts to favorite companies illegally.

Meeting approved conducting inquiry against the owners of Messrs Eaz Garden Limited, Agri tech and others on receiving complaints of their alleged corruption.

The board authorized conducting inquiry against officers/ officials of Civil Aviation Authority for buying airplane equipments from favorite companies in abuse of authority which caused heavy losses to the National kitty.

Executive Board authorized conducting inquiry against the officers/officials Of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, land suppliers, builders and others for corruption in development work of OPF Housing Society.

EBM authorized inquiry against Mrs Sultan Gull and others for their involvement in cheating public at large and involvement in corruption. Meeting authorized inquiry against Pakistanis, Overseas Pakistanis and investors for illegal transactions and money laundering and making

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Aug 4, 2018
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