NAB chairman gives approval for reference against MQM-P leader

NAB, political, agenda, Justice (retd), Javed, Iqbal
29 Apr, 2019 10:46 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Monday gave approval for one reference and 12 inquiries in corruption cases.

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal chaired Executive Board meeting. During the meeting, he approved filing corruption reference against Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Abdul Rauf Siddiqui.

“Abdul Rauf Siddiqui is accused of illegal hiring and money embezzlement in national exchequer,” said the NAB spokesperson. The NAB has also approved another inquiry against former president National Bank Saeed Ahmed.

Saeed Ahmed is a co-accused with deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in money laundering case. He is also accused of illegal hiring,” said the NAB spokesman.

On April 28, the corruption watchdog body had apprehended two bank officers in fake bank accounts case in Karachi. The NAB Rawalpindi team had taken two bank officers, Sher Ali and Muhammad Farooq, into custody over their alleged involvement in fake accounts case.

NAB officials had said that the bank officers were arrested on the charges of providing tampered record to the anti-graft watchdog and their alleged corruption and involvement in approval of loan for Park Lane Estates Pvt Ltd.

NAB chairman takes notice of hike in medicine prices
Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has taken notice of an hike in pharmaceutical drug prices and accusations of alleged corruption in the matter.

In his the statement, the anti-graft watchdog body chairman has directed the Rawalpindi NAB director general for an investigation into the matter.

The NAB chief said that pharmaceutical drugs are out of reach for common man after the hike in the prices while adding that drugs shortage is also reported.

The NAB head instructed to review every aspect of the matter and perpetrators should face harsh punishment.



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