MULTAN -  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on Thursday an accused involved in a mega pension scam of Muzaffargarh, bringing the total of accused caught in this case to 12.

NAB sources said that the accused was identified as Nazar Abbas Mohana, a Mali of National Bank Muzaffargarh Branch, who was involved in the pension fraud case in which NBP officers and Accounts Office officials allegedly embezzled Rs450 million. Sources claimed that the accused Nazar Abbas Mohana alone defrauded pensioners for more than Rs90 million with the connivance of other officers and officials of the bank. Sources added that the NAB Multan has stepped up campaign against the looters of national wealth as 22 persons had so far been arrested in different cases during the last three months.



The Chinese tourists, who had reached Multan to highlight the importance of CPEC, left for Sukkur on Thursday. The rally was consisted of 22 cars, carrying 54 Chinese tourists from tourism, business, media and public sectors.

The Chinese tourists were offered a warm welcome on their arrival and when they left Multan, they were raising slogans like "Long Live Pak-China friendship."

The tourists entered Multan while waving Pakistani and Chinese flags. They visited Qila Qasim Bagh and offered special prayers at the shrines of Hazrat Shah Rukan-e-Alam and Bahauddin Zakariya for the success of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

Talking to the journalists on the occasion, the tourists said that the CPEC project would bring progress and prosperity to Pakistan.

"It will create numerous job opportunities and both the countries will benefit from this project," they added. They said that the motive behind launching the car rally was to create awareness on CPEC and highlight its importance.