ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) held under the Chairmanship of Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at NAB Headquarters here on Wednesday made important decisions and re-authorized three inquiries.
According to details, the first against Asif Hashmi, Ex-Chairman Evacuee Trust property Board (ETPB), Management of ETPB and others.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal appointments made in ETPB in share violations of rules, misuse of authority by illegally leasing/renting ETPB property and entering into illegal deal regarding exchange of land with DHA, Lahore.
Second against Mian Masood Akhtar, former Superintending Engineer, Pak PWD, Rana Saleem Akhtar, former XEN, Chaudhry Hassan Akhtar, former XEN, Pervez Iqbal Mehmood, former Assistant XEN and Others.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for embezzlement of Rs 105 million in execution of construction work in NA-81 Faisalabad.
Third against Imtiaz Rahim, EX-MD, PECO, Lahore, Liaquat Muhammad, Ex-Executive Director Pakistan Engineering Company (PECO), Lahore and Others.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption, corrupt practices, misuse of authority and embezzlement of approximately Rs. 127 million to national exchequer, said a press release issued here.
The EBM authorized two investigations. First against Muhammad Tariq Awan, Ex-Secretary Worker Welfare Board (WWB), Govt of KPK and Others.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption and corrupt practices in the procurement of equipments for Workers Welfare Board, Govt of KPK causing loss of approximately Rs 1177 million to the national exchequer.
Second against Ilyas Lashari, Chief Engineer and Khuda Bakhas, SDO, B&R, Department, Baluchistan and others B&R Department, District Musakhel.
In this case, the Voluntary Return request of the Contractor for depositing Rs. 4.058 million in national exchequer was accepted while investigation against accused Ilyas Lashari, Chief Engineer and Khuda Bakhas, SDO, B&R, Department, Baluchistan and others were approved for misuse of authority.
The Board also authorized two inquiries. First against Badar Jamil, Secretary, Minority Affairs, Govt of Sindh for suspicious transactions.
In this case, the accused person was alleged for receiving high volume of funds in his account through cash.
Second against Farooq Shaheen Gilani (BS-20) and other Officers/Officials of Culture, Tourism and Archives Department, Govt of Baluchistan.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and illegal appointments were made without any lawful authority.
The EBM authorized two complaint verifications. First against Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan, Ex-Federal Minister for Communications and Mrs. Asma Alamgir, Ex-MNA.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.
Second against the Ex-Management of ZTBL. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for misuse of authority by making more than 1000 illegal appointments in ZTBL in violation of rules.
The Board decided to close a Complaint Verification (CV) against Olas Khan, Ex-DG Water Management, Agriculture Department, Govt of KPK due to lack of incriminating evidence.
The Board decided to close an inquiry against Chowdhry Muhammad Ali, Special Secretary to Chief Minister Sindh and Others due to lack of incriminating evidence.
The Executive Board decided that the application of Voluntary Return (VR) of Rs. 34 million by Maaza Pakistan Company Pvt Ltd may be accepted after permission from the concerned Accountability Court.
At the end, Chairman NAB said NAB is committed to eliminate corruption and corrupt practices from the country through good governance.
He directed all the concerned Wings of NAB that all the complaint verifications, Inquiries and Investigations be conducted according to NAB SOPs transparently in accordance with law on merit.