NAB executive board session approves eight inquires, two investigations

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17 Jul, 2019 4:50 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) executive board meeting was held in Islamabad in the chair of Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the meeting has approved eight inquiries and two investigations.

The members approved corruption inquiries against former DG Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Manzoor Qadir and ex-Sindh Chief Minister Liaquat Jatoi.

Meanwhile, NAB chairman said that taking mega money laundering cases to their logical end is first priority of the corruption watchdog body.

Fake accounts case: NAB executive board approves first reference

Earlier, the NAB executive board granted approval for filing of the first reference pertaining to the fake bank accounts case.

NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal chaired the executive board meeting which granted approval for the filing of six corruption references, including one pertaining to the fake bank account case.

According to the notification of the anti-graft watchdog, it stated, “Approval was granted for the filing of a reference against Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed, chief executive officer Omni Group of companies, and others.”

It further stated that the suspects are accused of fake bank accounts and illegally regularising seven acres of official land. The suspects caused a Rs1.422 billion loss to the national exchequer.”

The executive board of the NAB also gave the go-ahead for the filing of a reference against Ijaz Ahmed Khan, former secretary Special Initiative Department Sindh.

The former secretary of Special Initiative Department is accused of misuse of power and favouritism in awarding supply scheme contracts, the notification read. The suspect caused a loss of Rs29.25 million to the national exchequer, it added.

A reference against  Ali Gohar Dahri and others has also been accorded approval. As per the notification, the suspects are accused of misuse of power and illegal appointments. The suspects caused a loss of Rs74.85 million to the national exchequer, it said.

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