Pakistan

NAB Approves Conversion of Inquiry into Investigation Against Rao Anwar, Others

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved to convert Inquiry into Investigation against Rao Anwar, Former SSP (Police) District Malir and Others on allegation of Accumulation of Assets beyond known sources of Income. As per the record, the accused has accumulated assets of millions of rupees.

This was disclosed in an official press note issued here on Friday.

NAB said the decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of Regional Board, which took place at NAB Karachi, under the Chairmanship of Director General NAB Karachi Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP). The Board meeting was attended by Directors of Investigation Wings and respective Combined Investigation Teams of concerned cases. Various cases were deliberated upon and following decisions were made:

  1. The Board approved conversion of Inquiry into Investigation against Rao Anwar, Former SSP (Police) District Malir and Others on allegation of Accumulation of Assets beyond known sources of Income. As per the record, the accused has accumulated assets of millions of rupees.
  2. The Board recommended conversion of Inquiry into Investigation to the Competent Authority against Officers / Officials of NICVD and others. The accused are involved in illegal appointments / promotions and awarding illegal salaries / allowances worth more than a billion of rupees. The Board also recommended authorisation of a separate Inquiry to the Competent Authority against officers / officials of NICVD and others regarding illegalities committed in the procurement of various medical equipments/items of the hospital.
  3. The Board recommended conversion of Inquiry into Investigation against Dr. Ahsanullah Khan, Ex- Director, PPP Node, Health Department, Shahid Yusaf, CEO Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) and others regarding embezzlement of funds in Sindh Medical Support Program. The accused are involved in misuse of authority by awarding illegal contract by Health Department to blue eyed firm without observing codal formalities which caused loss of Rs. 325 million to the national exchequer.
  4. The Board approved conversion of Inquiry into Investigation against Aijaz Ur Rehman Proprietor M/s Al-Rehman Impex, Karachi & Others. Accused is involved in cheating public at large in the name of a company M/s Al-Rehman Impex, which dealt in rice, fabrics & bed sheets. Accused Aijaz-ur-Rehman allured general public to invest in his Ponzi scheme by offering 4% to 5% monthly profit on the invested amount. Accused looted hard earned money of general public to the tune of Rs. 100 million.
  5. The Board approved the freezing of 9x bank accounts of M/s Gold Transmit Network Technology (Pvt.) Limited Karachi under Section 12 of NAO, 1999 in Inquiry against M/s Gold Transmit Network Technology (Pvt.) Limited Karachi. Accused persons are involved in offence of cheating public at large.

The Regional Board appreciated the performance of Combined Investigation Teams on successful disposal of mega cases as per law. DG NAB Karachi Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP) reiterated the resolve to recover the looted money to National Exchequer and retrieve State land under the dynamic leadership of Honourable Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB.

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