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Date: 4-Oct-2017  
Title: NAB EBM-IMPORTANT DECISIONS

ISLAMABAD, October 04, 2017: The Executive Board (EB) meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarters. The following decisions were taken during the Executive Board (EB) meeting.

The Executive Board (EB) decided to file two (2) corruption references. First reference was approved against Syed Asif Akhtar Hashmi, Ex-Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for 777 illegal appointments in Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB). Thus caused loss of Rupees. 774,730,403/- to the national exchequer.

The Second reference was approved against Azmat Hayat Khan, Ex-Vice Chancellor (VC) University of Peshawar and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and purchase of land for University of Peshawar at Aza Khel, Peshawar at exorbitant rates. Thus caused a huge loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board decided to authorize four (4) Investigations. The First investigation was authorized against CEO IESCO & others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal investment made by IESCO with Trust Investment Bank Limited (TIBL). Thus caused a loss of Rs.127 million to the national exchequer.

Second Investigation was authorized against officers/officials of Land Utilization Department and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and misuse of authority, illegal regularization/restoration of land allotment of M/s Zeeshan Builders. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 300 million to the national exchequer.

Third Investigation was authorized against officers/officials of State Bank of Pakistan and Bank Islami and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority in terms of non-transparent amalgamation of KASB Bank into Bank Islami, and grant of Rs.20 billion concessional loan for this purpose. Thus caused a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.

Fourth Investigation was authorized against Dr. Ihasan Ali, Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University. Mardan, KP. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, embezzlement/misappropriation of university funds allocated for procurement of various items/goods. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 410/- million to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board (EB) decided to authorize three (03) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized against Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur, MPA, Sindh. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for accumulations of assets beyond known sources of income.

Second inquiry was authorized against dealers of Indus Motor Company Limited at Hyderabad/Karachi. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for cheating public at large by misappropriating million of rupees from general public in lieu of booking of Toyota vehicles. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 250/- million to the general public.

Third inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of Punjab Sports Board into misappropriation of youth Festival funds. Thus caused a huge loss of millions of rupees to the general public.

The Executive Board decided to re-authorize three (3) inquiries. The first inquiry was re-authorized against Management of KPT Officers Cooperative Housing Society and others. In this case the accused persons were alleged for illegal reclamation of additional land from seabed and its allotment, misappropriation of funds, award of second contract of dredging and illegal occupation of land reclaimed from sea. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 12,269, 792, 500/- to the national exchequer.

Second inquiry was re-authorized against Officers/Officials of DAD, Sukkur Division. In this case the accused persons were alleged for massive corruption and misappropriation of funds. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 2.91 billion to the national exchequer.

Third inquiry was re-authorized against owners/managers of Creek Marina Project, Karachi. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption and corrupt practices on account of cheating public at large. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 3.2 billion to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board decided to close six (6) inquiries for lack of incriminating material/evidence those included inquiry against Raja Pervez Ashraf, EX-Prime Minister, Management of Federal Govt. Employees Housing Foundation and others, Officer/Officials of Provincial Highway Department Jhelum & others, Muhammad Ali Malkani, MPA & Minister for Industries and others, Shafqat Shah Shirazi, Ex-MNA and Ejaz Shah Shirazi, Ex-MPA District Thatta Sindh & others, Bashir Dawood s/o Suleman Dawood and Mariyum Dawood & others.

At the end, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB eradication of corruption is the top priority of NAB. NAB is committed for eradication of corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy. He directed all officers/officials of NAB to put in their best efforts in conduct of complaint verification; inquiries and investigations against corrupt in accordance with law, transparently and on merit.

 

 


 

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