NAB authorizes investigation against Foreign Ministry officers

Islamabad (PR): The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarters here on Tuesday. The following decisions were made during the Executive Board Meeting (EBM).

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to file one corruption reference against Syed Sohail Altaf, Ex-Secretary, Health Department, KP & others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and misuse of authority. The accused allegedly caused loss to the tune of Rs. 15.756 million to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to authorize two (2) investigations. First investigation was authorized against officers/officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and misappropriation in the sale of the building of Embassy of Pakistan at Jakarta. Thus caused loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

Second investigation was authorized against officers/officials of Information and Archives Department, Govt. of Sindh and others. In this case, the accused persons were allegedly for corruption and corrupt practices and misappropriation of funds in advertisement head. In the same case, the EBM approved VR requests of M/S Xnine Communications Pvt Ltd of Rs. 374, 546, 739/- and M/S Insync Advertisement Private Limited of Rs. 83, 643, 668/-.

The EBM decided to authorize two inquires in a case of Police Department of Sindh. First inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of police in the Province of Sindh and officers/officials of AG Department Sindh and others, In this case, accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of government funds. Thus caused loss of billion of rupees to the national exchequer.

Second inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of Sindh police Department and others. In this case accused persons were alleged for  misusing of authority by illegal appointments in Sindh Police.

The EBM also decided to authorize another five (5) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized against Haji Muhammad Nawaz Kakar, Ex-Minister Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) Quetta and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

Second inquiry was authorized against Management of Federal Govt Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) & others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal allotment of plots particularly in hardship and professional quotas by Federal Govt Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) management.

Third inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption and corrupt practices in the sale of the building of Embassy of Pakistan at Tokyo, Japan. Thus caused loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

Fourth inquiry was authorized against CDA officials and others for forged allotting of land measuring 137K-01M (17.3 Acres) in Northern Strip in violation of rules. In this case, the accused persons fraudulently allotted land of worth Rs. 2 billion in sectors F-11, E-12 and Blue Area acquired by CDA.

Fifth inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of OGRA and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for issuance of CNG licenses in violation of rules. Thus, caused loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

In a Complaint Verification against Fayyaz Ali Butt, MPA and others. The EBM decided to refer the case to Anti-Corruption Establishment Sindh for further necessary action as per law.

At the end, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB reiterated his determination for eradication of corruption across the board by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy throughout the country. He directed all officers/officials of NAB to put their best efforts in conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations against corrupts in accordance with law, transparently and on merit.

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