ISLAMABAD -  The National Accountability Bureau has decided to continue investigation against Kamran Kayani, the younger brother of former army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, in a multibillion-rupee scam in the Defence Housing Authority.

NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting of the executive board (EB) here on Thursday and it was also decided to file eight corruption references and initiate 11 investigations and inquiries against politicians, businessmen and government officials.

The NAB also decided to continue the investigation against the management of Elysium Holdings Pakistan for ‘illegally selling’ allotment certificates of plots of the DHA Islamabad.

The accused, Kamran Kayani, Hamad Arshad and Waseem Aslam Butt, the ex-chief executive of the company, are already under investigation in this case. The NAB executive board authorized an inquiry against local and international non-governmental organizations in the embezzlement of funds. 

The NAB board also authorized an inquiry against Mir Jan Mohammad Khan Jamali, former speaker of Balochistan Assembly, and Deputy Chairman of the Senate and his secretary Azam Devi on charges of misuse of powers and illegal appointments.

The anti-graft bureau also decided to file a corruption reference against Syed Asif Akhtar Hashmi and others for illegal appointments in Pakistan Model Educational Institutions.

The second reference was approved against Khalid Mehmood Chaddar and others on charges illegally purchasing 800-kanal, causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.

A third reference was authorised against Mian Abuzar Shah and others for selling government land at low price against the actual cost. The NAB authorized to file the fourth reference against ex-chief secretary Sindh Siddique Memon and others for allotting six acres on fake documents causing a loss of Rs550 million to the national exchequer. The fifth corruption reference was approved against ex-additional chief secretary Balochistan Ali Zaheer and others for giving contracts to favourite companies and violating rules.

The NAB also gave the approval to file three different references against a former Member Provincial Assembly and officials of the revenue department for misusing powers and allotting land illegally.

The anti-graft body also authorized an inquiry against former inspector general jail Mian Farooq Nazir in case of assets beyond known sources.  An inquiry was also approved against the Drug Regulatory Authority chief executive officer on charges that his appointment was made in violation of merit and he has misused powers, causing a loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.

The NAB board also authorized an investigation against Capital Development Authority officials and M/S BNP Group for causing a loss of Rs2.195 billion to the national exchequer.

The anti-graft watchdog also authorized an inquiry against Director Drug Regularity Authority of Ministry of Health Shiekh Akhtar Hussain in case of assets beyond known sources. The NAB board also authorized an investigation against three former managing directors of PSO, Irfan Khalil Qureshi, Naeem Yahya and Aamir Chishti for illegally giving the contract to Admore Gas Private Limited Company and causing a loss of Rs52 million to the national exchequer. The probe body also approved an investigation against officials of the Civil Aviation Authority and others in case of allotment of government lands at a low price against the actual cost.

The NAB board also authorized an inquiry against Deoris Monali and Ghoshi Masanatha on charges of buying four lakh and sixty thousand dollars from several exchange companies. This case was referred to the NAB by the State Bank of Pakistan.

 

NOKHAIZ SAHI