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NAB summons KP Assembly speaker, HEC chairman on Feb 26

NAB summons KP Assembly speaker, HEC chairman on Feb 26
February 22, 2019
PESHAWAR (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB)on Friday summoned the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani. According to the reports, the KP anti-graft watchdog also summoned former chief secretary Amjad Ali Khan and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Attaur Rahman in connection with an inquiry into a graft case. They have been directed to turn up on Feb 26 to record their statement. Earlier this week, the corruption watchdog launched inquiry against Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, the KP assembly speaker and former chief secretary for allegedly misusing their powers. The federal minister has been accused of misusing his powers as KP chief minister, Ghani as Minister for Higher Education and Amjad Ali Khan as the chief secretary during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s previous stint in power in the establishment of the Institute of Applies Sciences and Technology, Haripur. Last year in Sept, NAB had approved a graft inquiry against Khattak. However, no details regarding the case were provided. According to a notification released, inquiries against Khattak along with Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar were approved.
NAB arrests PPP Leader Agha Siraj Durrani
Earlier, the NAB Karachi team arrested Agha Siraj Durrani from Islamabad and shifted to the Rawalpindi NAB office. After some hour, the SIndh Assembly speaker was presented to the accountability court where the court granted three-day transit remand. During the hearing, the NAB requested to grant seven-day transit remand; however, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir granted three-day transit remand and said that the accused will be presented in Karachi within three days. It was also reported that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader was taken into custody from a five-star hotel in Islamabad. Durrani has been arrested in a case pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income. Last year, NAB had initiated three separate inquiries against Durrani over funds embezzlement and disproportionate assets charge. The anti-graft watchdog had summoned the speaker several times to appear before the anti-graft watchdog body for interrogation in the case, however, Durrani failed to comply with the order which led to his arrest by NAB.