NAB chairman approves inquiry against former KP IG
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal approved the inquiry against former inspector general of police (IG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Naveed Khan and other personalities. Justice (r) Javed Iqbal presided over executive board meeting at NAB headquarters to decide filing of corruption references against high profile persons including bureaucrats. He has said that the anti-corruption watchdog taking utmost efforts for a Pakistan, free of corruption. He dispelled the impression that the accountability bureau was incapable of investigating the while collar crimes. Justice Iqbal said that the accountability bureau has filed corruption cases of 900 billion rupees in accountability courts. The anti-graft watchdog has initiated inquiries against several politicians, high profile bureaucrats, businessmen and other influential persons over corruption charges. The meeting of the accountability watchdog decided to file corruption reference against Ahmed Hayat, a former chairman of Karachi Port Trust (KPT). The NAB meeting also approved a reference against Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan’s former vice chancellor Ahsan Ali over corrupt practices. The meeting chaired by the NAB chairman decided to file corruption reference against Executive Engineer Irrigation Department Khairpur Ayaz Ahmed. The accountability bureau meeting also passed references under corruption charges against former KP IG Malik Naveed, Mian Rasheed and others. Aleem Khan arrested by NAB in offshore companies case On the other hand, Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan resigned after being arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the offshore companies and assets beyond income case. Aleem Khan had appeared before the NAB fourth time in the case. The NAB is investigating Aleem Khan for his involvement in the offshore company and assets beyond income cases. It had demanded the details about his offshore companies and properties abroad. The spokesman said that Aleem Khan will be presented in the accountability court on Thursday. He said that Aleem Khan has been arrested in the assets beyond income case. The spokesman said that medical check-up of Aleem Khan was also conducted. NAB summons ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for Feb 8 Earlier today, the NAB summoned former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) scandal. The case was registered on the complaint of Shahid Sattar, an energy expert and former member of the Planning Commission and the SSGC board of directors, along with others, accusing Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of misusing his authority and causing a potential $2bn loss to the national exchequer in 15 years.