Corruption allegations: NAB to verify complaints against Amir Muqam, JUI-F leaders

Bureau received reports that these people had bungled development funds

Our Correspondent April 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau Wednesday authorized verification of complaints it received against senior leaders of PML-N and JUI-F belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan.

Bureau has decided to investigate the allegations of corruption in development funds and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income levelled against senior PML-N leader Amir Muqam, JUI-F MNA Maulana Ameer Zaman, JUI-F MPA Abdul Malik Kakar and District Nazim Peshawar Asim Khan.

It was decided during a meeting held here at NAB headquarters and chaired by bureau’s head Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.

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First complaint was received against PML-N’s Amir Muqam where he is alleged of having assets which do not match his income. NAB Chairman has directed DG NAB Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to conduct verification of complaint against Muqam.

Second complaint is related to MNA Maulana Ameer Zaman belonging to JUI-F. He has been accused of misappropriating public funds. Similarly, JUI-F MPA Abdul Malik Kakar has also been accused through a complaint of corruption in developmental funds. Both the leaders have been alleged of accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. Chairman NAB has asked DG NAB Baluchistan to conduct complaints verification against both the accused.

The NAB also authorised DG NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to conduct complaint verification against District Nazim Peshawar Muhammad Asim Khan for alleged illegal use of government funds and distributing honorarium among employees without completing all legal and codal requirements.

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Meanwhile, the NAB’s Intelligence Wing has also arrested one Jamil Ahmed who was involved in minting money by impersonating himself as director of NAB. According to preliminary reports Jamil Ahmed used to demand money for closing the cases against accused and blackmailed government officer's and private persons.

During investigation, Jamil had admitted of committing crime.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2018.

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