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February 10, 2018

NAB approves several inquiries


February 10, 2018

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau  (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday approved several inquiries against officials and employees of security companies and Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution  (EOBI, Peshawar Development Authority, Tehsil Municipal Administration Dargai and former executive engineer, PHED, Fata Division, Kohat.

The inquiries were approved by the NAB KP Executive Board Meeting under the chairmanship of newly appointed Director General NAB KP, Farmanullah Khan.

However, the bureau claimed the inquiries were being conducted on the basis of complaints received against the officials and the departments.

Directors, additional directors, deputy prosecutor general, cases officers and senior legal advisors attended the regional Executive Board meeting held at the NAB KP.

The meeting of the board approved inquiries against the officers and employees of security companies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and EOBI for their alleged corruption and misuse of power.

The bureau claimed it had received complaints against the officers and officials of EOBI and security companies that they had deprived hundreds of security guards of their pensions and pension benefits.

The meeting also approved inquiry against the Tehsil Municipal Administration Dargai (Revenue Department) and Zafar Khan about misappropriation of funds and misuse of power.

The bureau claimed there were allegations against the department officials and Muzaffar Khan that they had illegally occupied a land of Rs160 million near Tehsil Nazim office at GT Road, Dargai.

The NAB executive board meeting approved filing of a reference in the accountability court against former Executive Engineer PHED Fata Division Kohat for his alleged involvement in purchase of substandard stabilizers and thus giving huge loss to the national exchequer.

The NAB KP authorised inquiry against officials of Peshawar Development Authority for their alleged involvement in taking bribe in contracts and illegal appointments in PDA.

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