NAB approves inquiries against two Sindh MPAs

December 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The executive board of the National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday approved inquiries against members of Sindh Assembly Sardar Nawab Khan Chandio and Mir Nadir Magsi as well as...

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ISLAMABAD: The executive board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved inquiries against members of Sindh Assembly Sardar Nawab Khan Chandio and Mir Nadir Magsi as well as officials of the Sindh government.

The meeting of the executive board was headed by its Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal here at NAB headquarters in which the approval of the filing of one corruption reference, holding of two investigations and four inquires was given. The NAB authorised a corruption reference against Abdul Hameed Mengal, Project Director BIWRMDP, Irrigation Department, Government of Balochistan, and others, who allegedly caused Rs216.294 million loss to national exchequer by granting illegal contract to Noori Gorge, Integrated Grand Scheme.

The executive board authorised starting two investigations against the officers/officials of Anti-Corruption Establishment, Karachi officials of Revenue Department Scheme 33, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Karachi and others.

The NAB executive board also okayed four inquiries against Manzoor Ahmed Kanaser, Director General Culture Department, Government of Sindh, Director Directorate of Planning and Development Works, Government of Sindh, officers/officials of Land Utilisation Department, Government of Sindh, Mir Nadir Magsi, Member Provincial Assembly Sindh, officers/officials Land, Local Government Department and Provincial Highways Department, Bilawal Sheikh, contractor, Paras Ram, contractor and others, Nawab Sardar Khan Chandio, Member Sindh Assembly, and others.

The NAB also accorded approval of closing inquiries as per law against Professor Dr Mujeebuddin Memon, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agricultural University, Tando Jam, and others, officers/officials of Provincial Highway Division, Sanghar and others due to lack of evidence.

The NAB authorised sending inquiries against the employees of PIAC Procurement and Logistic departments and others to management of PIAC for further action. It also authorised sending the ongoing inquiries against Abdul Jabbar Bhutto, Syed Ahmed Shah and others to chief secretary Sindh for further action.

The executive board directed the concerned authorities to get technical report of inquiry against officers/officials of National Highway Authority, Ashraf D Baloch, government contractor and others from NED University, Karachi.

While speaking in the meeting, the NAB chairman said the Bureau was strictly pursuing the policy of ‘Accountability for All.’ “The Bureau’s foremost policy was to take mega corruption cases to logical conclusion,” he said.

Meanwhile, the NAB issued notification of transfers and postings of some officers. Regional Director General of NAB Karachi Brig (R) Farooq Naseer Awan has been posted at NAB Peshawar. Regional Director General NAB Peshawar Fayyaz Ahmed Qureshi has been posted as DG (Awareness and Prevention) at the NAB headquarters. Najaf Quli Mirza, Director General at NAB headquarter, has been posted at NAB Karachi as a DG on his own pay and scale.



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