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NAB approves filing references against Nawaz Sharif, Zardari & Gillani

NAB approves filing references against Nawaz Sharif, Zardari & Gillani
January 16, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accoutability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday has given approval to file the references against Nawaz Sharif, Asilf Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani over allegations of distributing Toshakhana’s luxury cars among themselves. According to the details garnered, NAB Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal presided over a meeting of the executive board which discussed the matter pertaining to the misuse of Toshakhana – a storehouse for gifts received by the president, prime minister, ministers, and other government officials during their tenure. The members of the executive board meeting approved three references against Nawaz Sharif and Yousaf Raza Gillani, and Zardari over charges of getting luxury vehicles and gifts from Toshakhana (gift depository) trough. It is pertinent to mention here that Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gillani have been already grilled by the NAB about the vehicles. The corruption watchdog body also approved filing references against Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed in fake bank accounts case. References against Kamran Shafi and Wajid Shamsul Hassan for financial irregularities have also get go-head by the board members. The accused persons gave financial dent to the national treasury up to $27,000 and $28,000 respectively. The honorary secretary of State Bank Cooperative Society, Abdullah Alvi, will also face proceedings over alleged corruption up to Rs7.8 million followed by reference approved by the watchdog’s executive board which also nominates other accused persons. Four different investigations have gotten approved by the NAB’s board which include probe against corrupt employees of Sindh government’s health department, members of procurement committee, programme managers of Hepatitis Prevention and Control Programme of Sindh, health minister of Balochistan Rehmat Baloch, Aijaz Jakhrani and others. The board has also given approval nine inquiries against the administration of Safe City Project Islamabad. Other inquiries will be initiated against officers and other accused officials of Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) and Lahore Development Authority (LDA); a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ashiq Hussain Khan Gopang; owners, directors and others of Abdullah Shah Ghazi Sugar Mills Limited. Whereas, an inquiry will be forwarded to the administration of Capital Development Authority (CDA) over alleged financial irregularities by its officers, employees and others.