NAB launches land grabbing inquiry

The SHC had ordered the accountability watchdog to initiate an inquiry


APP May 12, 2020
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SUKKUR: On the directives of the National Bureau of Accountability (NAB) chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, the Sukkur NAB director-general (DG) has launched an inquiry into cases pertaining to grabbing state land, usurping government funds and illegal appointments in the forest department on Monday.

In a meeting chaired by the Sukkur NAB DG, the decision was made to take action against those involved in illegally grabbing thousands of acres of forest land for the cultivation of crops such as sugarcane and bananas.

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A petitioner had earlier filed a plea against the Sindh forest secretary and others in the Sindh High Court's (SHC) Sukkur circuit bench, maintaining that forest lands were being illegally occupied by some politically influential people.

The SHC had ordered the accountability watchdog to initiate an inquiry into the matter and submit a report about it, while the NAB chairperson had also told officials to look into the issue.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2020.

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