Financial impropriety: Cases to be filed against ex-PM Ashraf, others

They are accused of violating of Rental Power Project rules.


Our Correspondent August 01, 2015
Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry chairs the Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau in Islamabad. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD:


The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file corruption references against former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and others in up to six separate graft cases.


The decision was made at the Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by NAB chief Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Friday, said an official statement.

The EBM decided to file a corruption reference against ex-premier Pervaiz Ashraf, former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi, ex-managing director Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) Fayyaz Elahi, former managing director of Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) Tahir Basharat Cheema and others for awarding the contract of 51 megawatts (MW) Naudero-I project in violation of RPP rules.

The EBM also authorised investigation against former in-charge PRC Pishin Muhammad Naeem Khan and others for their alleged involvement in embezzling Rs717.884 million in distributing 237,458 wheat bags.

The NAB also allowed a probe against former Sindh chief secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon and others for their alleged involvement in allotting six acres in Dehbitti Aamri, Scheme-33 Karachi on forged and tampered documents

Similarly, it sanctioned an inquiry against ex-executive engineer Upper Jhelum Canal Gujrat Division Haroon Khan for misappropriation of millions of rupees in repeated construction of Bahri Randyali, Chakori and Lala Musa Flood Bunds and remodelling of Kalra Drain.

The NAB ordered an investigation against Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank president/managing director Liaquat Durrani and others for corruption and misuse of authority, causing a loss of Rs860 million to the exchequer.

The fourth inquiry was authorised against businessman Faisal Masroor Siddiqui for allegedly acquiring government land by paying bribes and land grabbing. The fifth inquiry was permitted against ex-chairman ABAD/Builder Babar Chugtai for illegal acquisition of government land by paying bribes, land grabbing, and misuse of authority.

The NAB also ordered a probe against M/S M-Cube Pvt Ltd, Karachi Riffat Yazdan Siddiqui for willful default of Rs71.335 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2015.

COMMENTS (3)

MSH | 6 years ago | Reply Hope it will not remain only to investigations and the culprits will get due punishments.But what about the big fish like Zardari,Khursheed Shah,Tappi,Faryal Talpur ,Sharjeel Memon,Gilani and so many others.
asim | 6 years ago | Reply STILL nab is thinking? why not file reference against NAB chairman for his pathetic performance and slow progress
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