ISLAMABAD - The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file two corruption references, authorised three investigations and four inquiries.

The EBM took action against officers of NAB and decided to file references against them on the base of misuse of authority. Their malafide action led to disrepute of NAB.

The EBM decided to file a corruption reference against accused Officers of PESCO and others.

In this case, the persons were accused of misuse of authority and deliberately looted public money and caused a huge loss of Rs 1886.85 million to the national exchequer.

The EBM also decided to file corruption reference against Nawabzada Mehmood Zeb and others. In this case, the persons were accused of misuse of authority in leasing out an area of 498.96 acres for mineral exploration, in violation of mining concession rules 2005 which caused huge loss of Rs 355 million to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) authorised three investigations.

The first investigation was authorised against Dr. Asim Hussain, Ex-Minister for Petroleum, Syed Athar Hussain, Director Land, KDA and Abdul Hameed, Administrator, Ziauddin Medical Center, Dubai.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged to have fraudulently made illegally allotment and annexation of govt lands.

The proceeds of these illegal activities were utilised for money laundering and caused huge loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer. 

The second investigation was authorised against officials of University of Peshawar and others.

In this case the persons Dr. Azmat Hayat, ex-VC and others are accused of allegedly purchase of land on exorbitant rates and misuse of authority and causing a loss of Rs 100 million to the national exchequer.

The third investigation was authorised against Syed Ehsan Shah, ex-Minister for Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Balochistan and others.

In this case, the persons were accused of misuse of authority in appointments in Industries and Commerce Department, Balochistan.

The EBM authorized four inquiries.

The first Inquiry was authorised against Mir Munawwar Ali Talpur, MNA Sindh and others.

In this case, the persons were accused of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income and misuse of authority.

The second inquiry was authorised against management of Karachi Port Trust Cooperative Housing Society and others for illegal allotment of commercial plots of KPT Cooperative Housing Society to Senator Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hasni and others.

The third inquiry was authorised against directors and owners of M/s Mecca Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd i.e. Riaz Qadeer Butt, CEO and others.

In this case, sugar stocks of 1,421,355 MT were purchased for delivery to Utility Stores Corporation and other government entities.

During Sugar lifting Process, M/s Mecca Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd first reluctant to deliver sugar as per requirement against TCP’s delivery orders. Later, stopped delivery and reportedly further pledging the undelivered stock. Thus Mecca Sugar Mills caused loss of Rs 618.485/- million to the national exchequer.

The fourth inquiry was authorised against Directors/Owners of M/S Haq Bahu Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd and others.

In this case, Trading Corporation of Pakistan purchased Sugar stocks of 13,530 MT for delivery to Utility Stores Corporation etc.  During Sugar lifting Process, M/S Haq Bahu Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd failed to deliver sugar as per requirement against TCP’s delivery orders. Later, stopped delivery and reportedly further pledging the un-delivered stock misappropriated. Thus M/S Haq Bahu Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd caused loss of Rs. 1405.171 million to the national exchequer.

The EBM also authorized three Complaint Verification (CVs). First Complaint Verification was authorised against Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, VC, Karachi University and others. In this case, the accused persons were accused of misuse of authority through corruption and corrupt practices and illegal appointments in different grades causing loss of approximately Rs 2.5 billion to national exchequer.

The second Complaint Verification was authorised against Mujeeb ur Rehman Muhammad Hassni, MPA Balochistan and others.

In this case, the persons were accused of embezzlement of funds in development schemes through dummy companies.

The third Complaint Verification was authorised against Sultan Mehmood Hanjra, MNA and others. In this case, the persons were accused of illegal possession of land and sale of State land.