Corruption: NAB arrests Pakistan Railways General Manager

Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, former secretary Samiul Haq Khilji also named in corruption cases.

Asad Kharal March 29, 2012

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested General Manager Operations of Pakistan Railways (PR) Saeed Akhtar, on alleged misuse of authority and other charges in relation to a multi-billion scrap scandal, The Express Tribune has learnt.

Sources familiar with the matter said that some accused including the PR officials and contractors have already been arrested while some were released on bail after depositing back the plundered money.

Minister for Railways Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour and former secretary Samiul Haq Khilji were also named in the scrap scandal. They are accused of giving permission for awarding tenders to certain contractors after receiving bribes from them.

The same allegation was also levelled against Akhtar by another accused, former Controller of Stores PR Khalid Mohiuddin during the ongoing investigation.

It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani gave one year extension to Akhtar’s contract, who had retired recently.

NAB Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari had established a special operations division, headed by Director General Colonel retired Shahzad Bhatti to investigate all the high-profile corruption cases referred to the NAB by the Supreme Court, including cases against Akhtar.


Shah | 10 years ago | Reply

I am damn sure that Mr Akhtar is innocent and it is just a fake allegation. I have seen his sincerity towards his work and in serving people...!!

Zain Abbas | 10 years ago | Reply

I am very Sad to hear this about MR SAEED AKHTAR, I know him from long time and he is very Honest man. I have seen him regular in prayers and worked very close to him. He is really very honest and its very sad and painful for me to hear this and to see him with locked hand cuff. On top of that physical REMAND !!!!

I pray for him to come out of all this rubbish ASAP.

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