Pakistan

NAB Regional Board Meeting Recommends, Approves Cases worth Rs. 12.67 Billion

KARACHI: In compliance of Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal’s initiative, “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” & focus on Mega Corruption cases, Regional Board Meeting was held at NAB Karachi on 3rd June, 2021, wherein inquires, investigations and various other operational matters including Plea Bargain applications of accused persons in different cases were discussed and decided.

According to a press note issued to the media here on Tuesday, the Regional Board recommended / approved following 2 cases for filing of References and conversion of 2 Inquires into Investigations. The total worth of cases recommended comes to the tune of Rs. 12.67 Billion approximately.

a. The Board approved Reference against Nisar Ahmed Jan (Nisar Morai) and others. The board was apprised that the accused had accumulated assets beyond known sources of income worth Rs. 199 million beyond his declared sources.

b. The Board recommended for approval of Reference to Chairman NAB against Management of KPT Officers Cooperative Housing Society and others for illegal award of contract for dredging and illegal occupation of land reclaimed from sea. The accused persons have caused loss to the Govt. Exchequer to the tune of Rs. 12.269 billion.

c. The Board recommended conversion of Inquiry into Investigation by Chairman NAB against Kamran Akhtar, Ex MPA & Others on allegation of misuse of authority and illegal execution of agreements / lease deeds of Govt. land for marriage hall & petrol pumps.

d. The Board recommended conversion of inquiry into investigation by Chairman NAB against Iftikhar Qaimkhani and others on allegations of Assets beyond known sources of income. Assets worth millions of rupees have been unearthed which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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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