PESHAWAR  -  National Accountability Bureau Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa authorised inquiries against officials of Fata Disaster Management Authority, OGDCL Karak, Health and Education departments and the TMA Town-III Peshawar for corruption and corrupt practices.

The inquiries were approved in a regional board meeting of the NAB KP chaired by Farmanullah Khan, director general of the bureau. The meeting was attended by directors, deputy prosecutor general, case officers and the concerned investigation officers.

The board authorised an inquiry against officials of the FDMA regarding corruption. The accused are alleged to have made illegal appointments and embezzled funds in gross violation of laws.

The board also authorised an inquiry against officials of TMA Town-III Peshawar regarding corruption. The accused are alleged to have violated building bylaws in construction of high-rise buildings in the posh University Town, Peshawar.

The regional board authorised inquiry against officials of OGDCL Karak regarding corruption and misuse of authority. The subjects are alleged to have illegally awarded contract of gas processing, LPG recovery plant and allied facilities at Nashapa oil fields at District Karak.

The board also authorised inquiry against owner/administration of Doctor’s Colony, Mardan regarding corruption and corrupt practices. The subjects are alleged to have cheated public in the garb of illegal housing scheme in Mardan.

The regional board also authorised inquiries against officials of KP Health and Education departments regarding corruption and corrupt practices. The subjects are alleged to have embezzled funds allocated for installation of biometric machines in education and health departments.

The board also authorised inquiry against officials of Health Department KP regarding corruption and corrupt practices. The subjects are alleged to have purchased medicines from blue-eyed companies on exorbitant rates for distribution in KP hospitals. Besides, the subjects are also alleged to have made illegal appointments of doctors and paramedics at FATA.

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