NAB opens probe against civilian officials

August 09,2015

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ISLAMABAD: Following the GHQ action against two generals in a mega corruption scam of National Logistic Cell (NLC), the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has opened investigations against the civilian officers involved in the mega scam.
The NLC made investments in different sectors including in the stock market between the years 2004 to 2007 and suffered a loss of Rs1.8 billion and three Generals-LT General (R) Khalid Munir, Lt General (R) Muhammad Afzal Muzzafar and Major General Khalid Zaheer Akhtar-and civilian officer Saeedur Rehman who was Chief Financial Officer were accused in the scam.
The Public Accounts Committee headed by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan dig out the scam and it was transferred to the GHQ for investigations and subsequently transparent and independent investigations conducted on the directions of Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif and following the transparent investigation, Maj Gen (R) Khalid Zahir Akhter had been dismissed from service, which implies; forfeiture of rank, decorations, medals, honours, awards, seizure of pension, recovery of personal gains, cancellation of service benefits and all other allied facilities while Lt-Gen (R) Muhammad Afzal Muzaffar had been awarded ‘Severe Displeasure (Recordable)’ which is a disciplinary award due to an offence of lesser degree, such as violation of procedures but not for personal gain.

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