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Islamabad, August 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) met with Chairman NAB Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari in chair and decided to authorize two inquiries; first against Rafi Peer Theater Workshop (RPTW) and Pakistan Children’s Television (PCTV) in a case where RPTW and PCTV were alleged of fraud, forgery and embezzlement of around US $ one million from USAID funded projects in Pakistan while procuring video, sound, designed and animation equipment etc.

The Board also decided to carry on prevention study under it’s A and P Division for workable recommendations to streamline the existing systems of the said Theater in terms of running such projects; second against officials of CDA in LED light project case.

The CDA officials were accused of embezzlement in funds, loss to national exchequer and misuse of authority in terms of awarding contract worth Rs 8 billion to an international firm for replacing 65,000 conventional street lights with LED. The market cost of these LEDs was around Rs. 1.27 billion.

In another case against Bashir Ahmad Dahar, ex-Secretary Irrigation Department Govt of Sindh, the board decided to close investigation as allegations of assets beyond known sources of income leveled against the concerned official were proved false.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: 051-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: 051-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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