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August 20, 2015
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Graft charges being probed against Naya Nazimabad, politicians, bureaucrats

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August 20, 2015

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is conducting inquiries against 290 government officials, secretaries, bankers and private persons including the Naya Nazimabad scheme on charges of corruption, corrupt practices, illegal allotment of government lands and misuse of authority, a law officer of the bureau told the Sindh High Court on Wednesday.
Sharing details with the court, NAB submitted that its officials were either conducting inquires or waiting for authorisation against former National Bank president Ali Raza, Sindh Building Control Authority Director General Manzoor Qadir Kaka, former local bodies secretary Ali Ahmed Lund, former MD SITE Lubna Salahuddin, former DG Lyrai Development Authority Agha Masood Abbas, Principal Appraiser Customs Akhlaq Ahmed Khanzada, ex-programme manager prevention and control of hepatitis Dr Abdul Majeed, management of cooperative housing societies and others.
According to the report, NAB has been conducting probes against mines and mineral officials, owner of Javedan Cement with regard to the conversion of mines and mineral land for a residential project called Naya Nazimabad, revenue department officials regarding the allotment of 530 acres of reclaimed land of seashore, KMC and KPT officials regarding the misuse of authority for allocating 350 acres to the KMC and more allotments by the KMC, management of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills regarding the encroachment of 43 acres of Pakistan Railways, Creek Marina Project management for cheating public at large, minorities affairs department for embezzlement of funds, etc.
More than 80 government officers and politicians, including former ministers Pir Mazharul Haq and Ali Mardan Shah, information secretary Zulfiqar Shalwani, minorities affairs secretary Badar Jamil Mandhro, commissioner inland revenue, FBR officials and other government officers have obtained protective pre-arrest bail.

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