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Loss of $11.125m to exchequer: NAB seeks reference against Hafeez Sh, others

July 13, 2021
Loss of $11.125m to exchequer: NAB seeks reference against Hafeez Sh, others

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Karachi recommended the NAB Headquarters for filing a reference against ex-finance minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, FBR ex-chairman Abdullah Yousaf and FBR ex-chairman Salman Siqqiuqe besides others for involvement in misuse of authority thereby causing loss to the exchequer to the tune of $11.125 million.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the Karachi NAB which was chaired its Director General Dr Najaf Quli Mirza wherein inquires, investigations and various other operational matters were discussed and decided.

The regional board recommended filing references to NAB chairman and authorised two inquiries and the total worth of cases was millions of rupees.

The board recommended filing of reference against officers/officials of Land Utilization Department, Board of Revenue and others.

Accused Ghulam Mustafa Phul, ex-member Land Utilisation Dept, Asif Memon, ex-deputy commissioner/EDO and others are involved in misuse of authority in illegal allotment of precious government land at very nominal rates, thereby causing loss to the exchequer to the tune of millions of rupees.

The Karachi NAB regional board accepted plea bargain application of accused Nazeer Ahmed for Rs 1.083 million in investigation against officers and officials of Revenue Department, Thana Bola Khan, District Jamshoro and others and recommended for approval of Accountability Court, Hyderabad. Reference No1/2019/H in instant matter is already filed and under trial at accountability court on the allegations of misuse of authority and fake and fabricated revenue record/document of 731-28 acres valuable government land. The board authorised inquiry against accused Fiaz Solangi, ex-deputy commissioner, District, West Karachi & others. The accused being DC West Karachi is involved in various corruption and corrupt practices.

The board authorised inquiry against management of M/s Black Stone Developers and others on the complaints of more than 100 affected people. The accused persons are involved in cheating the public at large by not handing over plots to the allottees of the project namely Petal Avenue Housing Project, Scheme-33, Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi while total amount involved in the case was millions of rupees.

The regional board appreciated the performance of Combined Investigation Teams on successful disposal of mega cases.

Karachi NAB DG Dr Najaf Quli Mirza (PSP) reiterated the resolve to recover the looted money to national exchequer and retrieve state land.