NAB chairman approves filing of four new corruption references

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23 May, 2019 8:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Thursday presided over a meeting of the NAB Executive Board and approved the filing of four new corruption references.

According to the declaration, the meeting approved filing of the references against former DG Sindh Building Control Manzoor Qadir, Naeem Khan, Chaudhry Bashir and Ghulab Khan.

The former DG Sindh Building Control is accused of illegal allotments and inflicting a loss of Rs3 billion to the national exchequer. The meeting also approved inquiries against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his company Zardari Group.

The anti-graft agency’s executive board approved inquiries against PML-N MNA Nasir Bosal and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s secretary Imdadullah Bosal.

Speaking on the occasion, the corruption watchdog chairman directed to take the cases against proclaimed offenders and wanted criminals to logical end.

NAB inquiry against Sharjeel Memon turns into investigation

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) approved the inquiry against former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon into investigation in assets beyond income case.

According to the details garnered, the corruption watchdog body completed an inquiry against Sharjeel Memon and forwarded it to NAB headquarters in Islamabad. It was reported that further investigation will be commenced after formal permission of the chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.

It is noteworthy that the NAB had initiated inquiry against the former minister over alleged corruption by awarding government advertisements at ‘exorbitant rates’ by abusing his powers, causing loss of more than Rs five billion to the national exchequer.

Sharjeel Memon, along with 11 other accused had been indicted in a graft case pertaining to corruption of Rs 5.76 billion in the Sindh Information Department on February 15 last year.

Earlier, the former minister had been arrested by a NAB team on October 23 after the Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected the bail plea of Sharjeel Memon and others in case related to Rs 5.76 billion corruption.

The former provincial minister and others including Umer Shahzad, Gulzar Ali, Zulfikar Shelwani, Sarang Lateef and Salman Mansoor had petitioned the court seeking their bail in the case pertaining to the corruption of Rs 5.76 billion in the provincial information department.

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