No action has yet been taken against a PML-N MNA, and former senior officials of the National Police Foundation for their proven involvement in misappropriation of NPF land worth Rs6 billion.
An enquiry conducted by ex-managing director NPF revealed that NPF officials including his predecessor, director housing, deputy director and PML-N senior vice president Islamabad Anjum Aqeel were involved in the scam. The Supreme Court too had taken notice of the matter but no further action has been taken against those involved.
A report prepared in October 2010 by then NPF housing director was forwarded by then NPF managing director to secretary interior. It stated that NPF had purchased land through Anjum Aqeel Khan, who despite having received the payment for it had not transferred the land to NPF. An initial enquiry revealed that the size of the land that was not transferred to NPF was around 45 kanals. Further enquiry conducted by current NPF managing director Zafar Ahmed Qureshi however showed that at present Khan’s outstanding liability is 126 kanals.
The latest enquiry report prepared by the current managing director and titled ‘National Police Foundation, Islamabad, Land scam’, obtained by The Express Tribune, states, “All the agreements made for the procurement of land at all times were vague (in) nature.”
It also states that all the NPF officers who had committed irregularities in the procurement of land had either retired or left the organisation.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2011.
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