ISLAMABAD -  National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on Monday said that the probe against the former communication minister Arbab Alamgir and his wife Asma Arbab Alamgir concerning alleged illegal allotment of land in Gwadar, and investigation against former Balochistan chief minister Aslam Raisani would be completed on merit as per law.

He said that eradication of corruption from the country was his top priority and for that purpose policy of zero tolerance would be adopted.

On the other hand, NAB Sub-Office Gilgit-Baltistan arrested four accused in three different investigations against the officials of the GB Forest Department. The forest officials were involved in transportation of illegally-cut timber during the execution of Timber Disposal Policy 2013.

They were also involved in cutting of forest during the ban period, causing loss of Rs225 million to the national exchequer on account of non-collection of fine. The accused persons were produced before the Accountability Court Gilgit on November 6, 2017 for obtaining of physical remand.

The court handed over the accused persons to the NAB on 14-day physical remand.

The arrested accused persons include Saleemullah Khan (Divisional Forest Officer Astore), Muhammad Zamurad (Ex-conservator Gilgit), Qadar Dan (Ex-range forest officer Thor) and Fareedullah Khan (superintendent) Forest Department GB.   

Further probe into the investigation is underway. It is expected that more contractors and transporters may be arrested in the near future.