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NAB rejects Ghani’s allegations, decides to send legal notice

By Our Correspondent
July 03, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau categorically rejected the allegations of Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Friday and clarified that the probe was under process against Saeed Ghani by the NAB Karachi after due process of law.

“The NAB has already clarified that NAB Karachi Bureau was conducting an inquiry against Haleem Adil Sheikh after authorizing complaint verification,” the NAB press statement stated.Earlier, NAB had already condemned Saeed Ghani’s attempts for influencing the corruption cases under trial against Syed Khursheed Shah and Ejaz Jakhrani in the accountability court of Sukkur.

The NAB had also condemned Saeed Ghani’s attempt to benefit the accused persons and decided to review the statement of Saeed Ghani in the light of Clause 31 (a) of NAB Ordinance.

The NAB had also advised Saeed Ghani to thoroughly peruse the NAB Ordinance, which had already been reviewed in details by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Asfandyar Wali case.In response to the allegations of Saeed Ghani regarding alleged favours to Haleem Adil Sheikh, the NAB’s press release stated that the inquiry against Haleem Adil Sheikh was underway with the authorization of complaint verification against him by the competent authority.

The NAB statement said that Saeed Ghani had yet again alleged NAB for transferring the case of Haleem Adil Sheikh from the Anti-Corruption Establishment Sindh to NAB Karachi, which was totally baseless, misleading and against the facts.

The NAB statement reads, “The factual position is that the case of Haleem Adil Sheikh was transferred from Anti-Corruption Sindh to Senior Member, Board of Revenue, Sindh on July 16, 2020, which is part of the record.

No case of Haleem Adil Sheikh was transferred to NAB Karachi by Anti-Corruption Establishment Sindh”.As per the statement, the NAB Karachi has not only completed the complaint verification after receiving the complaint and approval from competent authority, but the inquiry was underway against Haleem Adil Sheikh, the leader of the

opposition in Sindh Assembly.

The statement said, “NAB has decided to send a legal notice to Saeed Ghani for misleading the public and trying to tarnish the image of NAB”.