Islamabad, February 26, 2020 (PPI-OT):The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was chaired by Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarters. The EBM was attended by Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA), DG operations and other senior officers of NAB.
According to details, the EBM accorded approval of filing of two references. First Reference was authorized for filling against Adil Siddiqui former Minister for Labour Sindh and others for allotment of land to favourites in violation of rules and regulations, thus caused loss to national exchequer of Rs. 203, 0390,70.
Second reference was authorized for filling against Ghulam Mustafa Phal former Secretary Land Utilization, Syed Ghulam Nabi, former Secretary Land Utilization and Syed Farrukh Mateen and others for regularization of government land to favourites in violation of rules and regulations, thus caused loss to national exchequer of Rs. 300 million.
The EBM accorded approval of conducting of 4 investigations against Officers/officials of Board of Revenue, Department Govt of Sindh, Ghulam Rasool, private person and others, proprietor/builders of Education city/vally near UUMHS, Jamshoro and officers/officials of Revenue Department, Jamshoro, Sindh, Nawaz Sardar Ghaibi Khan Chandio, Ex-MPA, Qambar Shahdadkot, officers/officials of Board of Revenue and others, M/s Seri Sugar Mills, Karachi and others and
The EBM authorized conducting of 4 inquiries against Dr. Mukhtar Shah, former DG Health Punjab and others, Management of Rawalpindi Railways Employees Cooperative Housing Society and others, Ghulam Muhammad Qureshi, ex-DG Pakistan Railways and others, Sindh Govt Land Committee, officers/officials of Land Utilization Department, Sindh and others.
The EBM authorized merger of investigation against Zahid Muzaffar, former Chairman OGDCL Board, Zahid Mir, former MD, OGDCL and Muhammad Rafi, former MD, OGDCL Board and others with already under going investigation.
The EBM authorized referring of inquiry against Quaid-e-Azam Hydel Power Company to Anti Corruption Department Punjab for appropriate action as per law.
The EBM decided to close inquiries against Management of Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power Company Ltd and others, Management of Sustainable Environment and Development Foundation, Hyderabad and others, Feroze P. Bhandara and others, Management of Pak International Medical College Peshawar and others and M/s Shazada Security Company, Tehkal Peshawar due to lack of incriminating evidence at the moment as per law.
Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said that eradication of corruption and recovery of looted money from corrupt elements in the top most property of NAB. NAB’s faith is corruption free Pakistan. NAB during the tenure of present management of NAB has recovered Rs. 178 billion from corrupt directly and indirectly. The performance of NAB has approached by Transparency International, World Economic Forum and PILDAT.
He directed all DGs of NAB to conduct all complaint verification, inquiries and investigations within the prescribed time of 10 months. He further directed all investigation officers and prosecutors to appear with full preparation in the respected Accountability courts on the basis of solid evidence and pursue all NAB cases as per law. He said that NAB’s overall conviction ratio in the Accountability courts in about 70 percent. He said that NAB has arrested 45 accused persons in Modarba cases and their references are under trial in the respected Accountability courts.
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