The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday approved the filing of two fresh references against ex-DG Malir Development Authority (MDA) Karachi, Ameer Zada Khan Kohati, and former Director Mansehra Development Authority, Asad Ali Shah.
The Executive Board of NAB met here with Chairman NAB, Admiral (R) Fasih Bokhari, in the chair.
The reference against Ex-DG Malir Development Authority Karachi, Ameerzada Khan Kohati, and others will be filed for accumulating assets beyond known sources of income, while the reference against former Director Mansehra Development Authority, Asad Ali Shah, and others will be filed for illegal allotment of model houses, shops and residential plots to favourite persons on lease/rent and their outright sale in sheer violation of rules and regulations laid down by the authority for such allotments, and thereby causing a loss to the public exchequer.
The board observed that the material available on record was sufficient to convict the accused.
The board rejected the voluntary return request of Sikandar Ali Abro, ex-District Account Officer, Hyderabad and others in an inquiry of fraud in contingent account and other funds.
The board observed that it would be premature to accept voluntary return at this stage, and directed the inquiry team to continue with the inquiry.
It approved closure of the inquiry against officials and contractors of National Highway Authority (NHA) for malpractices in afforestation contract of NHA, as the inquiry team had reported that trees were physically counted and compared with measurement books.
On the charges of grabbing the government land through illegal means in Mouza Harbanspura Lahore, the board authorized the closure of inquiry, and directed DG A&P to inquire from the Punjab Board of Revenue on ownership issue and settle the dispute amicably in accordance with the law.