ISLAMABAD - Chairman National Accountability Bureau, Admiral (Retd) Faish Bokhari has given go-ahead to filing of three references in accountability courts and also authorised initiation of inquiries in various matters. The references meant to be sent to Accountability Courts related to the loss of public exchequer through corrupt practices, illegal allotments, misuse of authority and misappropriation of public funds running into millions. A decision to this affect was taken at the meeting of Executive Board of NAB here on Wednesday. The references filed were against Asad Ali Shah who allotted 168 plots of Mansehra development authority at nominal price as well as for the creation of additional plots at Hazar Gangi Bus Stand for allotment to the favourites. Another reference was approved against officials of Food Department Balochistan for embezzling the wheat quota meant for sale at fair price shops. While approving the reference against Syed Sohail Hassan, CEO M/s Cargo Aids Pvt Ltd for huge loss to PIA, the Chairman also directed that the cases must be dealt with utmost efficiency and delay should be avoided specially in cases where the accused were rearrested. The meeting also examined some other references but deferred its filing with the direction to further spruce up the cases by removing loopholes and ensure that compact cases should be filed before Accountability courts. The meeting also accepted the voluntary return of Muhammad Jarrar of UBL in the misappropriation of funds by him as well as in case of Saeed Anwar, former Drug controller. It also approved the plea bargain of former DCO Jhal Magsi, Zafar Iqbal Mahsi. The Board authorized to hold inquiries against Instaphone for the recovery of defaulted amount to PTA, against the release of Performance Bond by Ministry of Food officials for import of fertilizer, against Pak PWD and former Nazim Attock Sh Aftab Ahmed, MNA for the work done in NA-57. The meeting decided to proceed against additional district accounts officer Shikarpur for allowing the GP Fund withdrawals to teachers in excescs of their entitlements. The meeting allowed to hold an inquiry for willful default and fraud in furnishing fake collaterals by Harris Steel Mills amounting to Rs 400 million. The meeting decided to take to task the evaluators making fake assessments for the property for bank loan cases. A number of inquiries to probe the suspicious transaction reported by various banks were also allowed. The Board transferred the inquiry relating to innovative investment bank form, NAB (Rawalpindi) to NAB Lahore due to territorial jurisdiction. The Chairman directed the NAB officers of the concerned wings to bring more properly processed and important cases for the next meeting.