ISLAMABAD - The regional board meeting of the National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi/Islamabad has recommended filing a corruption reference against officers and officials of the Federal Employees Benevolent Group Insurance Fund and others.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Director-General Nasir Iqbal at the NAB Rawalpindi office, said a statement issued on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by deputy prosecutor general (accountability), directors, case officers, legal consultants and other concerned officers and took several decisions.

The RBM recommended filling of a reference against officers and officials of the FEBGIF and others.

The accused persons, while misusing their authority illegally invested funds in term of finance certificates in various unrated companies causing loss of Rs738 million to state exchequer.

The case was sent to the headquarters for final approval.

The board also recommended up-gradation of inquiry into investigation against officials of the CDA and others, as the accused while misusing their authority illegally restored the surrendered commercial Plot No 20, F-11/1 Islamabad causing loss of Rs300 million to national exchequer.

The board also forwarded complaint verification to the NAB Karachi for further action against member gas (Ogra), and others regarding misuse of authority for award of LNG terminal construction license to M/s Engro Terminal Pakistan as the matter was already under inquiry at the NAB Karachi.

The RBM also authorised two inquiries against two postmasters in Gulmit, Gilgit-Baltistan on the allegation of embezzlement of Rs11.735 million and Rs9.58 million as the matter was referred by the concerned department to the NAB for taking action under the NAO 1999.

At the end of the meeting, the director general appealed to the general public to join hands with NAB Rawalpindi for the eradication of corruption.

Meanwhile, the NAB for the first time has said that anyone can lodge a complaint related to corruption at the NAB Headquarters and all the regional bureaus of the NAB established throughout the country directly on the last Thursday of every month between 2pm and 4pm.

The decision to open the bureau’s doors for public was made by NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal two months ago.