The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of the National Accountability Bureau, held under chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, on Friday decided to authorise investigation against officers of Sindh Workers Welfare Board and Revenue Department, Gadap Town.
The suspects were allegedly involved in purchasing around 128 acres in Deh Mahyo at exorbitant rates.
In a case against Faisal Farooq, Ahmer Farooq, Fahad Farooq, Omer Farooq, Farooq Ahmed of Nirala Dairy Pvt Ltd Lahore through its directors/associates and abettors, the EBM decided to send back the case to Bank of Punjab and if the bank feels that it is a case of willful default then they should refer the case through State Bank of Pakistan under 31-D.
In an inquiry against Khalid Islam, director general (DG) of Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) Islamabad, the EBM observed irregularities and decided to send the case to the Ministry of Science and Technology for appropriate departmental action as per rules.
According to a press release issued by NAB, in a case against contractor and officers/officials of Pakistan Railways in embezzlement in purchase order No. 15/0035/02-0/03-2001 dated 08-05-2007, the EBM directed NAB (Lahore) DG to further examine the case and put up report at the earliest.
In this case, the accused railways officers in connivance with each other misused their authority by issuing ambiguous work-order for supply of 11x items in violation of PPRA Rules and made 100% payment to the supplier firm without completion of the project and preparation of the measurement books.
In a case against Azhar I Jaffary, ex-chairman/MD of Sindh Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, regarding alleged corruption, corrupt practices and embezzlement of funds, the EBM decided to send the matter to the ministry concerned for appropriate necessary departmental action as per rules.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2015.