ISLAMABAD: The national anti-graft NAB guard dog on Wednesday decided to initiate one more corruption query versus imprisoned Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.
However, a query against previous finance minister as well as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ishaq Dar was closed owing to lack of incriminating evidence against him.
The decision to start a query versus Mr Sharif was taken by the National Liability Bureau (NAB) at a conference of its exec board that was commanded by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal.
” In overall the EBM [Exec Board Meeting] accorded authorization [for] conducting eight inquiries against various characters, consisting of Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, being previous chief minister [of] Punjab; Riaz Lal Gee; Ali Sher Mehsud, previous participant of the National Freeway Authority (NHA); Malik Ahmed Khan, CEO, Public-Private Partnership Authority; officers/officials of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA); Asadullah Faiz, Joint Secretary [of] Health Ministry; officers/officials of Little Dams Organisation as well as others; and also administration of the National Food Protection and Study,” claimed a NAB statement.
The board meeting likewise mulled over on the closure of Roosevelt Hotel in New York City after a century and determined to assess the terms of referral of a committee comprised by the government to look into the matter.
Bureau’s board determines to close questions versus previous finance priest due to absence of evidence
The conference likewise accepted filing of two referrals against various characters on graft costs. The first reference protests a previous chairman of the Resources Advancement Authority (CDA) and others charged of allocating 2 terminated commercial plots by abusing their authority, which caused a loss of Rs200 million on the national exchequer, sources claimed.
The 2nd one protests Liaquat Ali Khan, a previous director general for Parks and also Gardening, Karachi Municipal Corporation, and others for illegally allotting a story reserved for well-being tasks.
During its meeting, the NAB board decided to refer examinations versus officials of the National Database and Enrollment Authority to the interior ministry for more activity.
In a similar way, investigations in 2 cases were referred to the CDA in accordance with the law. As well as investigations versus officers/officials of the NAH were referred to the Ministry of Communications for additional activity.
The conference also enabled closure of inquiries versus former money priest Ishaq Dar; Tariq Bajwa, a former chairman of the Federal Board of Profits; officers/officials of the irrigation division; and also Nasir Mehmood Abbasi, owing to absence of incriminating proof right now.
Besides Justice Iqbal, the meeting was participated in by Hussain Asghar, NAB’s replacement chairman; Syed Asghar Haider, district attorney basic, liability; Zahir Shah, director basic, operations; Irfan Naeem Mangi, director basic, NAB Rawalpindi; as well as other elderly policemans of the bureau.
“It is a perennial policy of NAB to share the information of EBM with the public, which [step] does not aim to injure the feelings of anyone, as all questions as well as investigations are initiated on the basis of accusations, which are not final. NAB determines to go on with a situation after assessing the advantages of the situations as well as after knowing the other side of the coin,” the main media declaration said.