ISLAMABAD - The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) yesterday decided to file two corruptions references , seven investigations and five inquiries against politicians, government officials and businessmen.The EBM meeting held under the chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB at the NAB Headquarter and decided to file first corruption reference against Rasul Khan Mahsud, Director PEPCO and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority to render illegal benefits to transformer manufacturers by issuing confirming exaggerate rates of transformers. The accused caused a huge loss of Rs6 billion to the national exchequer in this case. 

The second corruption reference was authorised against officials of PHA Foundation and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for corruption in renovation of Shaheed-e-Millat Secretariat, Islamabad and caused a heavy loss to the national exchequer.

The EBM also decided to authorise seven investigations and the first investigation was authorised against officers of Ministry of Religious Affairs on the allegations for misuse of authority in Makkah Housing Project for construction of three Towers by M/S Dallah Real Estate. The accused caused a loss of 8 million dollars to the national exchequer.  Second investigation was authorised against Dr Basharat Hassan Bashir, DG, AEDB. In this case, the accused person is alleged for obtaining illegal appointment and extension in service in collusion with Chairman and Secretary, AEDB and his illegal acts caused a loss of Rs31 million to the national exchequer. Third investigation was authorised against management of M/S Elysium Holding Pakistan Limited. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for illegal sale of non-saleable allotment certificates of DHA Ranches Islamabad in open market without completing their contractual obligations of transferring Land to DHA. They caused a loss of millions of rupees to the DHA Islamabad.

The EBM authorised fourth investigation against officials of NTC and M/S United Construction (Pvt) Limited, Lahore.  The accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and embezzlement of government funds and Rs35.236 million fraud involved in this case. The fifth investigation was authorised against Owners of M/S A.M Construction Company (PVT) Limited Faisalabad, officials of Communication and Works Department and Others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, obtaining pecuniary advantages and causing loss of Rs240 million to the national exchequer. The sixth investigation was authorised against Mushtaq Raisani, Secretary Finance Balochistan. The accused person is alleged for misuse of authority, corruption and corrupt practices in this case. He caused a huge loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.  

The seventh investigation was authorised against officers of Revenue Department government of Sindh and others for illegal consolidation/adjustment/exchange of thousands acres of State Land in multiple dehs for the purpose of development of a private project and  caused a huge loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer. 

The EBM also decided to authorise five inquiries and the first inquiry was authorised against Zakir Hussain, Ex-VC Registrar, Director Layyah and Sahiwal Campuses of Government University, Faisalabad and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for establishment of two illegal campuses of G.C. University Fasisalabad in Layyah and Sahiwal without approval of Syndicate and HEC. The accused persons received illegal gratification and caused a huge loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.  

The second inquiry was authorised against management of Park View Villas/River Edge Housing Society Lahore and others. The accused persons were alleged for illegal encroachment of public passages and illegal extension of River Edge Housing Society in the name of Park View Villas. The accused persons caused huge loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer in this case. The third inquiry was authorised against Ghulam Mustafa Memon. It has been referred by Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) of State Bank of Pakistan to NAB and reported suspicious transaction against the accused u/s 31-D of NAO-1999.  The fourth inquiry was authorised against Ali Mardan Khan Domki, District Nazim of Sibi, Balochistan. In this case, the accused person is alleged for assets beyond known sources of income forwarded by Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) of State Bank of Pakistan u/s 31-D of NAO-1999.  The last and fifth inquiry was authorised against Tahir Ismail of Rahim Yar Khan referred by SECP. In this case, the accused person is alleged for cheating public at large by illegal brokerage activities and caused a huge loss of millions of rupees to the general public. 

The EBM also re-authorised inquiry against officers/officials of DAD Division, District Shaheed Benazirabad. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority, embezzlement of government funds while awarding and execution of contract.

In another case, the EBM re-authorised inquiry against Sindh government officials and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for re-alignment/construction of Malir River Bund for the purpose of housing societies and illegal allotment of Land in Malir River Bund, Karachi.  

The EBM decided to close four inquiries against Wajid Shamsul Hassan, former High Commissioner of Pakistan, UK, Gulzar Khan, Ex-Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR) KP and others, Fareed Mughees Sheikh, Director, Colony Group of Companies and others, inquiry against authorities of NHA, Quetta and others and investigation against officials of Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) and others due to lack of incriminating evidence.