NAB approves 12 inquires including reference against Agha Siraj

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15 May, 2019 5:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) executive board on Wednesday approved 12 new inquiries and gave the go-ahead to filing of a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in an assets beyond means case.

The executive board meeting was held under the chair by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal. The anti-graft watchdog also approved filing of references against PPP senator Rubina Khalid and Mazharul Islam, according to a statement.

It approved 12 inquiries against Akram Durrani, Sher Azam, Ghulam Nizamani and others. The bureau approved filing of a reference against the erstwhile Fata’s education director Afzal Manan over alleged illegal appointment of teachers.

The NAB chairman also approved a reference against the Sindh Assembly speaker. The corruption watchdog body said that Agha Durrani allegedly misused his powers and accumulated assets, causing a loss of more than Rs1 billion to the national exchequer.

The NAB chairman directed the bureau’s officers to take corruption cases to their logical conclusion on a priority basis as per the laws.

Earlier, the NAB Karachi had arrested Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad in February this year.

NAB to file supplementary reference in mega money laundering case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file a supplementary reference against PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in the mega money laundering case.

Sources said that the statements of four approvers – Aslam Masood, Kiran Aman, Naureen Sultan and Adeel Shah Rashidi – will be part of the supplementary reference.

The NAB has summoned Asif Ali Zardari in the joint venture case on May 11. Moreover, the NAB has included FIA Investigation Officer Muhammad Ali Abro in its team.

On the other hand, the NAB has sent a questionnaire to Zain Malik, son-in-law of Malik Riaz, in the Baharia Icon Tower case.

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