Islamabad - The executive board meeting (EBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) yesterday decided to file three corruption references while it also authorised four inquiries and re-authorised two inquiries.

The EBM was held under the chairmanship of Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at NAB Headquarters. EBM authorized first inquiry against former Chief Minister Khyber Paktunkhwa and sitting MNA Ameer Haider Khan Hoti.

In this case, the accused person is alleged for accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income. The second inquiry was authorized against the management of K-Electric Karachi. In this case, the management of K-Electric was alleged for collection of more than Rs 22 billion on accounts of tariff relief from 23 x million consumers of Karachi and Balochistan in violation of NEPRA Order and mis-declaration of revenue collection to the tune of Rs 213 billion.

Third inquiry was authorized against Javed Pervez, CEO IESCO, Najam Javed, Director Finance, Asif kamal, former President TIBL and others.

The accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and purchasing benami assets in this case and causing loss of Rs 81 million to the national exchequer.

The Fourth inquiry was authorized against Syed Muhammad Tariq Qadri, ex Chief Election Commissioner and Bushra Khalid, School Teacher, Dera Ghazi Khan. The accused persons in this case were alleged for misuse of authority and accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The EBM also decided to file corruption reference against Intikhab Alam Syed and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for wilful loan default of Rs 366.670 million.

The EBM decided to file two supplementary corruption references.

NAB decided to file first supplementary corruption reference against Javed Iqbal Abbasi, Proprietor of M/s Javed Enterprises and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for embezzlement of government funds through fraudulent actions and received Rs 73.66 million.

Second supplementary corruption reference was decided to file against Mir Shah Jehan Khetran, ex MD PTDC and others.

The accused persons illegally leased out PTDC land in a non-transparent manner and caused a loss of Rs 19.151 million to the national exchequer.

The EBM re-authorized two inquiries and the first inquiry against Karachi Port Trust officials and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for awarding and execution of contract of dredging and reclamation works to M/s China International Water & Electric Corp (CWE) in violation of rules.

Thus the accused caused loss of Rs 224 million to the national exchequer.

Second inquiry was re-authorized against officials of Health Department namely Muhammad Ishfaq, ex Secretary Health and Chairman Provincial Quality Control Board KP, Sharif Ahmed, ex DG Health Services KP, Muhammad Ali Chuahan, ex DG Health KP and others.

In this case, the accused persons were alleged for supply of substandard Interferon injections for Hepatitis Control Program, Govt of KP and short supply and misappropriation in the purchase of Interferon injections and causing loss of Rs 244.9 million to the national exchequer.

The EBM referred the case of former Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority Chaudhary Rasheed Ahmad and others regarding corruption and misuse of authority to FIA for linking with ongoing inquiry already being conducted in FIA.

The EBM also referred the case of tax evasion of Pakistanis to FBR for inquiry and report to NAB if any criminality is unearthed.