ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has converted the inquiry against former Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani into investigation with regard to illegal appointments, assets beyond known sources of income and embezzlements, The Nation has learnt.

The case was discussed during the Executive Board Meeting which authorised the inquiry against Raisani after compliant verification in June last year.

Sources told The Nation that the allegations against Raisani had proved during the inquiry that his assets had been increased manifold during his tenure as provincial CM. They said that he had also made the appointments in Quetta Electricity Supply Company with the support of former Premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and violated the rules in the appointments of three Tehsildars in different cities as well.

Sources said Raisani bought luxury houses in different cities of the country and in abroad during his tenure. NAB had also mentioned Aslam Raisani corruption scam among 150 mega scams list which it submitted in apex court last year.

Aslam Raisani was appointed as Chief Minsiter Balochistan by former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and during his tenure governance was termed as worst.

Sources said that NAB will summon Aslam Raisani soon for recording his statement and he would have to face the music if he ignores the orders.

NAB is also investigating against Raisani and some members of his cabinet another corruption case.  The Bureau had launched investigation against four to five former provincial ministers for their alleged involvement in corruption and embezzlement in allocated funds and illegal appointments in several government departments.

The sources said the probe had been launched after collecting enough evidences against the former ministers. They include the ministers for communications, health, education, finance, food, excise and taxation, Balochistan Development Authority, industry, revenue, Zakat and agriculture. NAB had already taken the record into custody in this regard.