NAB decides to file corruption reference against former PM, others

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ISLAMABAD: - Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chairing Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at NAB Headquarters.

ISLAMABAD, Jul 31: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file corruption references against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and others in in six different corruption cases.
The decision was taken at the Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry here on Friday, said a press release.
The EBM decided to file a corruption reference against the former prime, ex-secretary Water & Power Shahid Rafi, ex-MD PPIB Fayyaz Elahi, ex-MD PEPCO Fayyaz Ahmed Khan and others for awarding the contract of 51 megawatts (MW) NAUDERO-I project in violation of RPP rules.
The EBM also authorized investigation against ex-incharge 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 authorized an inquiry 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 fake and tempered documents
Similarly, it authorized 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 remodeling of Kalra Drain.
The NAB also authorized an inquiry against Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank President/Managing Director Liaqat Durrani and others corruption and misuse of authority , causing a loss of Rs.860 million to the exchequer.
The fourth inquiry was authorized against businessman Faisal Masroor Siddiqui for his allegedly acquiring government land by paying bribes and land grabbing. The fifth inquiry was authorized 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 an inquiry against M/S M-Cube Pvt Limited, Karachi Riffat Yazdan Siddiqui for willful default of Rs71.335 million.

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