NAB executive board meeting: Reference to be filed against NIMS, Dr Aziz

Published: October 9, 2015
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The NAB executive board meeting took decisions on a number of cases of high importance. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The NAB executive board meeting took decisions on a number of cases of high importance. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to file a corruption reference against the Northern Institute of Medical Sciences, Abbottabad, the college’s chairperson Dr Muhammad Aziz among others.

The decision was made at the executive board meeting (EBM) of the bureau, headed by the NAB Chairperson, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry here on Wednesday, said an official press release.

In the medical college case, the individuals involved are accused of defrauding and cheating students causing a loss of Rs548,434,700 to the national exchequer.

Moreover, the board also authorised complaint verifications against Sindh Excise Minister Gian Chand Israni, Sindh Assembly Member Abdul Rauf, MNA Peer Noor Muhammad Shah Jeelani, Highways and Buildings X.En Hashim Channa, and Sindh Buildings Department Sub-Engineer Zulfiqar Arain.

Israni is accused of alleged misuse of authority and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income. Rauf among others are accused of alleged corruption by misusing their authority in awarding illegal tendering/contracts in Sindh. Similarly, Channa, Arain and Jeelani have been accused of alleged corruption/corrupt practices, misuse of authority and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

Meanwhile, the board also decided to authorise inquiries against Balochistan ex-minister Molvi Abdul Wasay, Abdullah Shah Ghazi Sugar Mills’ top management officials/owners Muhammad Irshad Butt, Qamarul Nisa, and Faiz Qadeer Butt, as well as officials of the Capital Development Authority.

Wasay is accused of alleged corruption and misuse of authority causing a loss of approximately Rs154.801 million to the national exchequer.

The mill officials are accused of alleged corruption and corrupt practices by not providing sugar to the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP)/ the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) as per terms and conditions of tender awarded, and by pledging stock reserved for the TCP with one of the national financial institution, causing a loss of approximately Rs1,311.527 million to the national kitty.

The CDA officials are accused of alleged corruption in non-recovery of mobilisation advance amounting to Rs123.192 million in the construction of cultural complex at Shakarparian, Islamabad, and wasteful expenditure on construction of cultural complex at the site amounting Rs313.952 million.

Meanwhile, the board in a case against officers/officials of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) authorised investigation against the trust officials.

The board authorised investigation against the officials regarding alleged illegal allotment of land measuring 260, 000 sq metres, receipt of illegal custom examination charges of Rs120 million in the premises of plot no 52 old KESC plot, and in alleged illegal allotment of plots to various land mafias.

In this case, the officials have been accused of corruption and corrupt practices by misuse of authority and criminal breach of trust, causing a loss of approximately Rs402 million to the national exchequer.

The board also authorised investigation against Tariq Awan, ex-secretary/director education Workers Welfare Board (WWB), K-P and others.

In this case, the officials are accused of corruption and misuse of authority in appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools/technical institute etc run by the WWB, K-P, causing loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2015.

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