PESHAWAR -  The National Accountability Court Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has initiated an inquiry against Pakistan People's Party Senator Osman Saifullah and his family members regarding the accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The initiative was taken on the directions of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javaid Iqbal here on Friday.

According to the press release issued by NAB KP office, the NAB authorized an inquiry against Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Senator Osman Saifullah, Anwar Saifullah, Saleem Saifullah, Hamayum Saifullah, Iqbal Saifullah, Javed Saifullah, Jahangir Saifullah, and others in 34 offshore companies’ case.

The suspected persons are allegedly involved in the accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, having 34 offshore companies in Panama, British Virgin Island, and Seychelles, the NAB statement said.

Director General Brig (retd) Farooq Naser Awan assured that the inquiry will be conducted in a transparent manner.

PROBE AGAINST ALEEM KHAN

NNI adds: NAB has started investigation against PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan. According to details, NAB Lahore has decided to issue notice against former MPA Aleem Khan on corruption charges in Park View Villas, River Age Housing Society Multan Road and others.

In a letter of NAB Lahore issued in name of DG LDA, inquiry notices have been sent to five LDA officers and officials including Director Sheikh Abdul Qayyum, Deputy Director Nadeem Akhtar Zaidi, former DG Raja Abbas, Khawaja Shaukat Jamal and Patwari Akram. Aleem Khan has been directed to appear before NAB Lahore on January 15 at its Thokar Niaz Baig Office. According to sources, these investigations are being held on corruption charges in Park View Villas and other housing schemes.

NAB HELD 15 POS IN 3 MONTHS

Staff Reporter from Islamabad adds: The National Accountability Bureau has arrested 15 proclaimed offenders in the last three months after the anti-graft body chief ordered regional bureaus to strictly adhere to across-the-board accountability, said a statement issued here on Friday.

According to the statement, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has issued directives to the regional bureaus to arrest the proclaimed offenders, absconders and the corrupt so that the country could be put on the road to progress and prosperity.

The NAB has ensured the return of the looted money of the victims of nine housing societies in the last three months, it said. 

Likewise, the NAB chief has directed the Rawalpindi Development Authority, the Capital Development Authority and the Islamabad Capital Territory Administration to submit details of private and cooperative housing societies besides displaying their particulars on their respective websites. “The details of illegal housing societies must be advertised in newspapers in order to aware the people of illegal societies so that they should be cautioned against investing in illegal schemes,” said the statement.

The NAB chairman has also sought details of allowing such housing societies without completion of all legal formalities. “Why relevant regularities remained silent over plundering of billions of hard earned money of innocent people who invested in various societies which were not legal. NAB should be provided details of all such plundering of illegal housing societies so that action could be taken against the culprits involved in allowing such fake and illegal housing societies in twin cities,” it said.

Meanwhile, the NAB chief has ordered a probe into against alleged corruption and unabated wastage of resources by Pakistan Cricket Control Board, Pakistan Hockey Federation and Pakistan Sports Board as pointed out by audit and ordered submission of a report within three months.