ISLAMABAD - The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday authorized three inquiries while Chairman NAB directed all concerned Divisions of NAB that all the complaints, inquiries and investigations be conducted transparently.

The meeting was held under chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB.

The meeting authorized inquiries against Syed Masoom Shah, Special Assistant to ex-Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and others. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for corruption, corrupt practices and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The second was against Mumtaz Ali Khan, ex-Secretary Workers Welfare Board Balochistan, and Dr. Ameer Muhammad Khan Jogezai, CEO Kidney Centre Quetta, and Others. In this case the accused persons are alleged for embezzlement in the procurement of medical equipment and misappropriation in the funds released for Kidney Centre and caused Rs 61 million loss to national exchequer.

The third inquiry was against Prof. Khuwaja Alqma, Vice Chancellor, and Malik Munir Hussain, Registrar Bahuddin Zakariya University Multan (BZU), and others. In this case the accused persons in connivance with each other illegally opened BZU Lahore Campus without getting approval from the University Syndicate and NOC from Higher Education Commission and misused authority. In the process over Rs. 200 million funds were collected from intending students.

In a case against Syed Ahmed Hussain Shah, ex-Minister for Industries & Commerce KPK, Officers/Officials of SDA, WAPDA/PESCO, SNGPL and others, the Board decided to re-authorize the inquiry.

In another case against authorities of QESCO and PEPCO, the EBM decided to further inquire into the matter in detail and submit a report within two weeks. In this case the accused persons are alleged for illegal appointments in QESCO Quetta.

The Board decided to close two inquiries which include inquiry against Mirza Sultan Mahmood Saleem, Director, NAB, and inquiry against Muhammad Naseem, Secretary P&D Department, Balochistan due to lack of incriminating evidence.

The meeting also approved the application of Voluntary Return (VR) of Rs 26 million by five accused persons in case of illegal award of lease of Sports Complex at University Town Peshawar and ordered to initiate a departmental inquiry against the accused Zaki Ullah, the then Acting Secretary LG&RDD KP.

KP NAB arrests Manager

of Al-Ahsan Bureau

in Mudaraba scam

Peshawar Correspondent adds: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has arrested Muhammad Shoaib, Manager of Al-Ahsan Multiple Business and Investment Bureau Mansehra who in the garb of Islamic mode of financing Mudaraba business allegedly cheated public at large and looted millions of rupees from innocent people fraudulently.

As per details, the accused person is involved in illegal activities with the name of M/s Al-Ahsan Multiple Businesses and Investment Bureau, Mansehra. He lured general public for handing over their hard earned money on the promise that they would be given an exorbitant profit on investment. Thereby, the accused person, accumulated huge amount from the public and after paying so-called profit for few months, stopped payment and fled the scene later on.

NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had already filed a reference in the Accountability Court Peshawar after completion of investigation against Mehmood-ul-Hassan Khan, Muhammad Shoaib, Usman Ali and Roshan Deen owners of Al-Ahsan Multiple Business and Investment Bureau Mansehra. The properties of the accused already stand frozen.