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NAB authorizes probe into alleged corruption in PPL, CDA, housing sceheme

NAB authorizes probe into alleged corruption

NAB authorizes probe into alleged corruption in PPL, CDA and River Garden Housing Society.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday authorized conducting inquiries of the officials of Capital Development Authority.

NAB authorizes probe into alleged corruption

It also approved probe into charges against management of River Garden Housing Society.

Furthermore, the EBM nodded probe into mega corruption cases in Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL).

Complaints and charges had it they inflicted billion of rupee losses to public exchequer.

According to NAB spokesman, the EBM chaired by chairman NAB Justice Javed authorized conducting comprehensive investigation of the prime mega sugar and wheat scandals including extorsion of billion of rupees, undue price increase, smuggling of wheat/ sugar and subsidy on sugar.

The EBM accorded approval of sending the complaint verification against management of International Islamic University and others to relevant department.

The EBM approved closing inquiries against officers/officials of Privatisation Commission of Pakistan and others, Justice Malik Muhammad Qayyum, former Attorney General of Pakistan and others, Professor Dr Ikramullah Khan, Head of Dermalogy , Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad and others, managing committee of Interior Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Raja Ali Akbar and others owing to absence of evidence as per law.

Deputy Chairman ,Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General Operations and other senior officers of NAB attended the meeting.

Chairman NAB said that the anti graft watchdog has filed 610 corruption references in various accountability courts and directly or indirectly recovered record Rs 178 billion from corrupt elements in last two years period and deposited the entire recovered amount into national exchequer.

Right now 1,275 corruption references having accumulated value of Rs 943 billion were under trial in various accountability courts.

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