Islamabad - On the complaint of ministry of foreign affairs, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi yesterday arrested Shafqat Ali Cheema, Director of MOFA on corruption charges .

According to details, the NAB launched the investigation on the complaint of ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) and it was proved during investigation that the accused enjoyed frequent foreign private tours with family to Europe and USA in recent years.

The accused is involved in making assets beyond known sources of income and the NAB investigation team also recovered Rs 50 million during raid. Shafqat was involved in human trafficking and looted money from innocent people, the NAB claimed. The accused was running a cable business company but his bank accounts showed heavy turnover.

The NAB says the accused shall be produced before Accountability Court Islamabad today for obtaining his physical remand for 14 days under NAB ordinance 1999.

DG NAB Rawalpindi Zahir Shah said that in the light of the directions of Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudary, all-out efforts are being made to arrest corrupt persons and recover the looted money from them.

He said that chairman NAB has categorically directed all officers to pursue proactively corruption cases as per NAB’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) transparently and on merit and take necessary measures to arrest corrupt persons and proclaimed offenders in order to eradicate corruption from the country.