Pakistan

NAB Karachi Distributes Cheques Amounting to Rs 207.110 Million

Karachi, 28 July 2020: A Cheque Distribution Ceremony was held at NAB Karachi office today on 28.07.2020. Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP), DG NAB (Karachi) distributed cheques amounting to Rs 207.110 Million amongst various state functionaries including Govt. of
Sindh, Federal Board of Revenue, Pakistan Steel Mills and PHA Maymar Affectees. Brief details are as follows; An amount of Rs. 69.266 Million was handed over to representative of the office of Chief Secretary, Govt. of Sindh. The recoveries were made through Plea Bargain under NAO 1999 from the corrupt elements in favour of different departments of Govt. of Sindh.Another cheque of Rs. 134.339 Million was handed over to representative of Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). This recovery includes a recent investigation conducted by NAB Karachi in which 5x accused persons admitted their guilt of clearing miscellaneous goods under the garb of iron/steel re-meltable scrap in connivance with Officers/Officials of Customs department.

Subsequently, all 5 accused persons entered into PB and returned the ill-gotten money to Govt Exchequer. Another cheque of Rs. 3.248 Million was handed over to representative of CEO, Pakistan Steel Mills. The recovery was affected in Reference No. 21/2012 which was filed by NAB Karachi against Ex-Chairman, other officers/ officials of Pakistan Steel Mills and
3x contractors. The case was regarding illegal award of 19x canteen services during year 2008-09. One of the contractors opted for Plea Bargain.

Other two contractors are facing trial along with other accused persons in Accountability Court, Karachi.

Another cheque of Rs. 0.296 Million was handed over to an affectee of PHA Maymar Housing Services. A complaint was received from Ministry of Housing against Maymar Housing Services Ltd on the allegations of cheating public at large by not completing the construction of flats within time. The case after due process of inquiry was concluded through recovery of ill-gotten money from Chairman Maymar Housing Services Ltd for an amount of Rs. 37.2 Million of 62 affectees and handing over of 182 Flats to those who paid full amount.

In the end, Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP), DG NAB (Karachi) thanked the guests and participants of the ceremony and reaffirmed his commitment against corruption and corrupt practices. He said that NAB Karachi is performing its functions with utmost enthusiasm and has been securing convictions against the corrupt elements and corrupt practices for the good of Public functionaries, Business Community and General Public.

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