NAB expands probe against federal minister Noorul Haq Qadri
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has expanded a probe against Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri here on Saturday.
The anti-graft watchdog has decided to inquire into alleged irregularities in Hajj advertising campaign, sources said.
According to sources, the NAB will collect complete record of the advertising campaign for Hajj during past two years.
The accountability bureau will also collect the record from the advertising agencies and the Press Information Department (PID), sources said.
The NAB has decided to scrutinize the Hajj advertising campaign after allegations of irregularities, sources added.
Moreover, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had earlier authorized conducting verification of a complaint regarding power abuse, against the minister over his alleged involvement in renting out a government building to his business partner.
According to sources, the complaint cell of NAB will collect complete information of the assets of the religious affairs minister Noorul Haq Qadri.
After verification of complaints an inquiry could be launched against the minister.
Earlier, Noorul Haq Qadri had said that a unanimous policy will be formulated regarding the Taraweeh and other prayers in mosques during the month of Ramadan.
During a press briefing with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and others in Islamabad, Noorul Haq Qadri had said that in Ramadan we will set up a joint strategy to prevent the coronavirus.
He said that Speaker Asad Qaiser Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Siraj-ul-Haq, Sajid Mir and Sajid Naqvi will contact the leadership of all the religious parties.
The Federal Minister added that there have been some unpleasant incidents occurred on the issue of Namaz which is unfortunate.