The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved four investigations and six different inquiries into the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s Billion Tree Tsunami project.
Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting of the NAB Executive Board at NAB Headquarters Islamabad where Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General, DG Operations, NAB Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sukkur and Karachi DJs and other officers attended via video link.
A statement issued after the meeting said that all inquiries and investigations have been initiated on the basis of allegations which are not final while NAB has decided to take further action after ascertaining the position of all concerned as per law. does.
According to the statement, the NAB executive board meeting approved to file a corruption reference against Asim Murtaza Khan, former managing director, chief executive officer, member of the board of directors of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and others.
They are accused of corruption in the oil and gas exploration contract, which caused huge damage to the national treasury.
According to a NAB statement, the meeting approved seven investigations, including the management of Almasa Model Town and Professor Model Town and others, and four separate investigations into the Billion Tree Tsunami Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The NAB also approved investigations against officers and officials of the Text Board Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mirza Khan Sohirani, Education and Literacy Department officials and officials of the Sindh government and others.
According to the statement, the meeting approved 12 other inquiries, including those related to the Billion Tree Tsunami Project.
The NAB said that the meeting approved six separate inquiries on the Billion Tree Tsunami Project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an inquiry against the management of sugar mills in the sugar subsidy scandal and others.
The meeting was attended by Abdul Rahim Khan, Zahoor Ahmed, Azmat Ali Shah and Hamza Khan, Arsh-ur-Rehman, Additional Controller Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and others, officers of Bannu Sugar Mills Limited, officials of Archeology Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials and others, Sardar Khan. Inquiries against Chandio Member Provincial Assembly, Burhan Khan Chandio Member Provincial Assembly, Revenue Department officers, officials and others were also approved.
Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said that NAB is very serious for eradication of corruption from the country and for a corruption free Pakistan, the first priority of NAB is to bring mega corruption cases to a logical conclusion.
He said that NAB, under the policy of accountability for all, had recovered Rs 468 billion directly and indirectly from corrupt elements and deposited it in the national exchequer, which was a record achievement while the performance of NAB was credible nationally and internationally. Institutions appreciated which is an honor for NAB.
He said that NAB does not belong to any political party, group and individual but only to the state of Pakistan. According to NAB law, NAB is using all possible means to recover the looted wealth of the nation from corrupt elements.
According to the NAB statement, the NAB chairman said that steps would be taken in accordance with the law to arrest the fugitives and notorious criminals so that the corrupt elements could be brought to justice where the law would make its own way.
Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal directed all the Director Generals of NAB to investigate the complaints, inquiries and investigations to reach a logical conclusion within the stipulated time as per the law and all the investigating officers and prosecutors to be fully prepared, solid evidence and Follow NAB cases in esteemed courts as per law so that corrupt elements can be punished according to law.
Earlier, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had decided to approach the NAB against alleged corruption in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s Billion Tree Tsunami project.
On the other hand, the NAB had on August 5 constituted a Combined Investigation Team (CIT) to probe the sugar scandal, especially the sugar subsidy given to mill owners on exports.
Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal had directed to complete investigation against every person receiving subsidy on sugar in a transparent, merit and professional manner as per law.