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NAB Approves 7 References, Investigation Against Pervez Elahi Closed

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Nov, 2020. 07:03 pm
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NAB Approves 7 References, Investigation Against Pervez Elahi Closed
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved seven references, six investigations and three inquiries against former Balochistan health minister and others, while the ongoing investigation against Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has been closed for lack of evidence.

According to a statement issued by NAB, a meeting of the Executive Board was held under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in which Deputy Chairman Hussain Asghar, Prosecutor General, DG Operations and other officers and Director Generals of Regional Bureaus participated through video link.

The NAB said that the details of the meeting of the executive board have been provided to the public for the last several years without any intention of harming anyone.

The statement clarified that all inquiries and investigations have been initiated on the basis of alleged allegations which are not final and further action is decided after taking their stand from the concerned persons as per NAB law.

The NAB said that a total of seven references were approved in the executive meeting.

The statement said that a reference was allowed to be filed against former Balochistan health minister Rehmat Ali and others for allegedly misusing their powers to award illegal contracts, recruit and create assets in excess of income.

NAB executive board approves corruption reference against former Balochistan provincial minister Mohammad Sadiq, he is accused of causing a loss of Rs 282.6 million to the exchequer.

The statement said that a corruption reference had been approved against former secretary mines of Balochistan and he was accused of causing a loss of Rs 11 million to the national exchequer.

NAB approves reference against former district officers for illegally leasing FC land in Bannu and Tank districts and causing more than Rs. 162.7 million to the national exchequer.

According to the statement, former project director Pat Feeder Canal Expansion Project Sherzaman Khan and other officials have been approved to file a reference on the charge of causing loss of 59 crores 77 lakh 41 thousand rupees.

NAB approves filing of references against former District Health Officers of Nowshera, former Manager of Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan Gilgit Mirajan, former Chairman District Council Gilgit Qalb Ali and several former District Council officials on charges of causing huge damage to the national exchequer.

The NAB Executive Board approved 6 different investigations and 3 inquiries.

The statement said that the investigation against PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and others was closed during the meeting while the inquiry against former director-general of Peshawar Authority and others was closed as per law on the basis of lack of evidence. Approved to do.

Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said that NAB recovered Rs. 466 billion directly and indirectly from corrupt elements and deposited it in the national treasury.

He said that NAB has set up a state-of-the-art forensic science laboratory in Rawalpindi, which has the facility of digital forensics, question documents and fingerprint analysis.

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