ISLAMABAD  - National Accountability Bureau has decided to start probe against ruling party’s MNA Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan Shah and three others on charges of corruption and misuse of authority.

Documents available with The Nation revealed that Iftikhar through his secretary and Amjad Gill invested huge amount in a commercial plaza consisting of 500 shops in Dubai and built a rice mills at Sahuki worth Rs1,750 million, which are beyond his known sources of income. The accused who got elected MNA on PML-Nticket was alleged for misuse of authority and gaining illegal pecuniary benefits by way of using local administration, police and Building Control Authorities as tool for vested interests.

The documents said Iftikhar destroyed local agri land of small land holders by way of desilting the land for his vested interests. His son also misused his father’s position for money laundering and drug trafficking. He was alleged for getting illegal gratifications for postings of Patwaris. Furthermore, his nephew (namely Syed Sarfraz Hussain Shah) mainly looks after the “black business”.

The cronies of MNA Shah were booked by ACE Punjab but he managed to easily bail them out. Sarfraz Shah (alias Naneh Shah), Electrician Punjab Building Department has his account at MCB Bank, Motra Branch, UBL Bhelomahar Branch, Sindh Bank Branch Sialkot. He had huge properties through GPAs. He purchased 32 Kanal land from Saraj Lodhi. Abdul Razzak Assistant Sub Inspector had millions of rupees in his bank account at the HBL Nawanpind Akberabad and other agricultural and commercial properties worth Rs1.7 billion.

Aftab Ahmed, AD, Muhammad Siddique, Inspector of Mineral Department are involved in illegal removal of minerals. Muhammad Aslam Nagra, Patwari is involved in corruption and screening off evidence. According to the documents, NAB Lahore had referred the case to NAB headquarters due to the involvement of politician on May 29, 2015 and NAB Executive Board Meeting authorised the complaint verification on September 16, 2015.

When The Nation contacted, Spokesman Asim Ali Nawazish said that he was not aware of the development but he will inform after checking the record. He did not respond till filing of this report.