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More inquires and investigations decided in NAB’s regional board meeting in Karachi

The Regional Board recommended following 2 more cases for filing of References to Chairman NAB and authorized 2 more inquiries.

Karachi: In compliance of Chairman NAB Justice (r) Javed Iqbal’s initiative, “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” & focus on Mega Corruption cases, Regional Board Meeting was held at NAB Karachi, wherein inquires, investigations and various other operational matters were discussed and decided.

The Regional Board recommended following 2 more cases for filing of References to Chairman NAB and authorized 2 more inquiries. The total worth of cases recommended comes to the tune of millions of rupees.

a. The Board recommended filing of Reference to Competent Authority against Officers / Officials Land Utilization Department, Board of Revenue and others. The Accused Ghulam Mustafa Phul, Ex-Member Land Utilisation Dept, Asif Memon, Ex-Deputy Commissioner / EDO and others are involved in misuse of authority in illegal allotment of precious government land at very nominal rates, thereby causing loss to the Govt Exchequer to the tune of millions of rupees.

b. The Board recommended filing of Reference to Competent Authority against Officers / Officials of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and others. Accused Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Ex-Minister of Finance, Abdullah Yousaf, Ex-Chairman FBR, Salman Siqqiuqe, Ex-Chairman FBR and others are involved in misuse of authority thereby causing loss to the Government Exchequer to the tune of US$ 11.125 million.

c. The Board accepted Plea Bargain application of accused Nazeer Ahmed for Rs. 1.083 million in investigation against Officers and Officials of Revenue Department, Thana Bola Khan, District Jamshoro and others and recommended for approval of Honorable Accountability Court Hyderabad. Reference No. 1/2019/H in instant matter is already filed and under trial at Honorable Accountability Court on the allegations of misuse of authority and fake & fabricated revenue record / document of 731-28 acres valuable government land.

d. The Board authorised Inquiry against Accused Fayyaz Solangi, Ex- Deputy Commissioner, District, West Karachi & others. The accused being DC West Karachi is involved in various corruption and corrupt practices.

e. The Board authorised Inquiry against Management of M/s Black Stone Developers and others on the complaints of more than 100 affectees. The accused persons are involved in cheating public at large by not handing over plots to the allottees of project namely Petal Avenue Housing Project, Scheme-33, Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi. Total amount involved in the case comes to the tune of millions of rupees.

The Regional Board appreciated the performance of Combined Investigation Teams on successful disposal of mega cases. DG NAB Karachi Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP) reiterated the resolve to recover the looted money to National Exchequer and retrieve State land.

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