ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched investigation against husband of senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Faryal Talpur and brother-in-law of former President Asif Ali Zardari on charges of alleged embezzlement in public funds and misuse of authority.

Mir Munawer Talpur husband of Faryal Talpur and brother-in-law of Asif Ali Zardari has been accused of not utilising development funds in his constituency and appointment of blue-eyed people against government posts allegedly in violation of rules.

NAB decided in last Executive Board Meeting (EBM) to authorise Complaint Verification (VR) against Mir Munawar Talpur. In this case, the accused person is alleged for misuse of authority and misappropriation in funds.

Sources in NAB told The Nation that Munawar Talpur has been accused of not spending a single penny from the development fund 2014-15 which he received being a Member of National Assembly in his constituency.

“The development fund has been used as per his wishes but not in his constituency for development,” sources added.

Sources said that Manwar Talpur also appointed his close relatives, including two sons of Pir Baba Talpur, against government posts in violation of rules.

They said that one son Pir Baba was appointed as TMO while other as Inspector Excise and Taxation Department in violation of Rules.

They said that if the complaint against Mir Munawer Talpur is proved then NAB will hold inquiry against him which will subsequently lead to a reference against him.

The NAB also authorised inquiry against Muhammad Siddique Memon, Chief Secretary Sindh along with other officers of Sindh BOR.

In this case, the accused person is alleged for fake allotment of 6 acres of land in Deh Bitti Aamri, Scheme-33, Karachi by tempering documents, causing a loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.