NPF land scam: Secretary forms committee for action

Sub-committee to prepare terms of reference.

Express June 30, 2011


A high-level meeting of the administration committee convened by the interior secretary was held to prepare a plan of action for the registration of a criminal case against PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan, proprietor of Land Linkers, two former IGPs as well as former managing director (MD) of the National Police Foundation (NPF) for embezzling Rs6 billion in a land scam, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman constituted a three-member subcommittee comprising Commandant National Police Academy (NPA), IGP Gilgit-Baltistan and IGP Azad Kashmir to prepare terms of reference regarding illegalities in the land deal as well as registration of a criminal case against the accused for colluding to deprive the foundation of land for a housing society it had paid for in full.

Zaman directed Qureshi to present a report on the scam to the subcommittee. The committee will meet again on July 2.

Qureshi wrote to the IGP Islamabad to register an FIR against Khan and the police officials who collaborated with him in line with the Supreme Court orders, but the Islamabad police have so far refused to cooperate.

Since it is a high profile case, ‘senior most officers who enjoy a good reputation may please be directed to supervise the investigation personally,’ stated the letter. A copy of the letter was also sent to the SC Registrar.

The names of the accused have been placed on the ECL on Qureshi’s request, according to sources.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011.


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