National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday raided Islamic International University’s (IIUI) transport department and seized records of the past 20 years for initiating an inquiry.
Sources said a NAB team questioned IIUI officials including acting president Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman, following complaints of irregularities.
IIUI has one of the largest transport fleet and millions of funds are channelled to the transport department. Sources said Rehman requested his brother-in-law Senator Raja Zafarul Haq to talk to NAB high-ups. When contacted, Sahibzada admitted that NAB officials had checked the records of the transport department. He said, however, that some university officials had maligned the institute by feeding the wrong information to the media.
A senior official of NAB who requested anonymity said they had received information about organised corruption in the transport department. There was corruption in fuel consumption, purchase of buses and repairs of vehicles.
The official added that the relevant records were secretly held by senior transport officer, which were seized on information provided by a lower grade official.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.
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