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Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau held under chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry

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by September 17, 2015 General

Islamabad, September 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB at NAB Headquarters. The following decisions were taken during the Executive Board Meeting (EBM).

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to file a reference against Matloob Ahmed Khan Ex-Chairman HRECHS, Naveed Zarar Khan Ex-Managing Director, Sindh Cooperative Society, Abdul Sattar Laghari Ex-Administrator HRECHS, Ghulam Muhammad Kaim Khani, DG HDA, Muhammad Iqbal Memon, Director HAD and Shahid Pervaiz Memon, Dy Director, HDA. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption and corrupt practices. Thus causing loss of Rs. 1.84 billion to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) authorized four (4) Complaint Verification (CV). First Complaint Verification was authorized against Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan, MNA, PML (N), Sarfraz Shah and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and gaining illegal pecuniary benefits.

Second Complaint Verification was authorized against Syed Ali Nawaz Shah, Ex-Minister Agriculture, Sindh and Agha Zafrullah Durrani, DG (AE and WM). In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and gave illegal orders to the officials of Sindh On-farm Water Management (SOFWM).

Third Complaint Verification was authorized against Zaheer Ud Din, Ex-Provincial Minister, Punjab and Akhtar Ali, Ex-Town Nazim, Faisalabad. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority by way of acquiring government land illegally in Faisalabad through manipulation in Revenue Record and illegal construction and obtaining of pecuniary advantage through dishonest and illegal means.

Fourth Complaint Verification was authorized against officers/officials of M/o Industries and Production. In this case, officers/officials of M/o Industries and Production were allegedly involved in corruption / corrupt practices. Thus causing a loss of Rs 3 billion to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) decided to authorize five (5) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized against Muhammad Akhtar Buland Rana, former Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP). In this case, the accused person is alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and misuse of authority.

Second Inquiry was authorized against Dr. Zafar Iqbal Ex-Vice Chancellor, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST). In this case, the accused person is alleged for financial misappropriation, mismanagement and mal-practices in the affairs of FUUAST.

Third inquiry was authorized against Dr. Jospeh Wilson, Ex-Acting Chairman Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). In this case, the accused person is alleged for corruption/corrupt practices and misuse of authority by causing loss of approximately Rs.10.22 million to the national exchequer.

Fourth inquiry was authorized against Gayan Chand, former Minister Forest and Wildlife, Waseem Ahmed Ursani, Ex-Secretary, Forests and Riaz Ahmed Wagan, Ex-Chief Conservator of Forests, Government of Sindh. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misappropriation in the budget of Rs 150 million of Forest and Wildlife Department, Govt of Sindh.

Fifth inquiry was authorized against officers/officials of M/o Commerce and M/o Industries. In this case, the accused persons of M/o Commerce and M/o Industries were alleged for causing a loss of Rs. 2.10 billion to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) also decided to authorize two (2) investigations. First investigation was authorized against Abid Javed Akbar, Ex-Chairman NICL, Muhammad Zahoor, GM (F and A) NICL, Ejaz A. Khan, Executive Director (CS) NICL, Shahab Siddiqui, Manager (Investment Policy) NICL and Rafique Dawood, Chairman First Dawood Investment Bank Limited (FDIBL). In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority by making irregular investment of Rs. 100 million in FDIBL.

Second investigation was authorized against officers/officials of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), DISCO Chief Executive/ Directors of Distribution Transformers Manufacturers and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for causing loss to national exchequer in connivance with transformer manufacturing industry based on allegedly fake data/figures and thereby extended undue benefit to the transformer manufacturers at the cost of state exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) also decided to re-authorize inquiry against M/s GLOBACO (now Orange Holdings Pvt. Ltd) and authorities of DHA and M/S LANDCO (Pvt.) Ltd subsidiary of DHA. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for cheating public at large and criminal breach of trust. Thus causing loss of over Rs 3.632 billion.

The EBM also approved Plea Bargain (PB) requests of Farooq Jehangir, Mian Pervaiz Mehmood and Mian Zulifqar under section 25(B) of NAO, 1999 in investigation against Rana Muhammad Azam tikka, Hammad khan Tikka, Sheikh Muhammad Ayub and others in a case of illegal transfer of Qaser-e-Zauk at Lahore and Zahid Ali Akbar, Ex Chairman, WAPDA.

In an inquiry against officers of CDA and management of Multi Professional Coop Housing Society, the EBM decided to refer the case to CDA with the direction to report final settlement regarding claims of Multi Professional Coop Housing Society in the light of the judgment of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The EBM also decided to close inquiry against Rana Muhammad Ishaq, MNA, Kasur, officials of TMA Pattoki, Kasur and others, Complaint Verification (CV) against Muhammad Zaka Ashraf, EX-President, ZTBL/ EX-President PCB and no further action against Arif Hameed, Ex-MD SNGPL due to lack of incriminating evidence.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214503
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk
Website: www.nab.gov.pk

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