ISLAMABAD: In accordance with the orders of the Apex Court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by the watchdog on Monday.
According to the press release, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has ordered NAB to start investigations against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi in the light of decision of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Chairman NAB has directed the respective Director General of NAB to complete the investigations within three months. He said that the decision of Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan should be implemented in letter and spirit. He further added that no laxity in implementing decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan would be tolerated.
It is pertinent to mention here that on May 4, the Apex Court, in three verdicts against Bahria Town, had declared the procurement of land by Bahria Town for its housing projects in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Murree null and void while noting that significant transfers and allotments of land to each project had been done illegally.
Chairman NAB has also ordered DG NAB Rawalpindi for conducting complaint verification against Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani in alleged illegal appointments of the people of his constituency belonging to Bannu against vacant posts in violations of merit and laid down rules and regulations.
The court had subsequently ordered the accountability bureau to file references against the individuals responsible for the transfers and to take action against them within three months.