Published On: Fri, May 18th, 2018
Published in Category: Karachi


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KARACHI: Regional Board Meeting was held at NAB Karachi today under the Chairmanship of Director General NAB Karachi Mr. Mohammad Altaf Bawany. The Board was attended by Directors of Investigation Wings and respective Investigating Teams of concerned cases. Various cases were deliberated upon and following decision were made: 1. Consequent upon raids and arrest of Local Government officials, DG NAB took the decision of making recommendation to the Chairman NAB for authorizing inquiry against Muhammad Ramzan Awan current Secretary Local Government Sindh and others. The recommendation was made on the basis of prima facia sufficient incriminating evidence against Muhammad Ramzan Awan on various charges of corruption and misuse of authority. It may be mentioned that recently Javed Qamar Director Establishment DMC West and Ramzan Solangi, PS to Secretary Local Government were arrested with recoveries of millions of rupees, cash, bonds, gold bars and other valuables. It was decided in principle that the span of inquiry would be spread to all the corrupt elements on the basis of evidence and as per National Accountability Ordinance 1999.

2. An investigation was authorized against Muneer Sultan Owner & Developer of Kay Kay Builders (Pvt.) Ltd. for the project Muneer Mega Mall Karachi for construction of illegal building on government land in Gulistan-e-Johar Karachi. The accused illegally minted millions of rupees from innocent general public in 1998 and has so far not handed over the flats and shops to those who booked the properties. The Reference on the matter of illegal land is already under trial since 2016 in Accountability Court Karachi. Therefore the fresh investigation on the charges of cheating public at large was authorized against the builder and others.

3. On conclusion of Inquiry, 2 Investigations were authorized against the Officers and Officials of District Accounts Offices of Districts Dadu and Jamshoro and Officers of Education Department Government of Sindh for making illegal and excess payments to the employees of Education Department in 2015-16. Whereas DG instructed the Investigating Team to expedite

inquiry on the similar charges for districts Tharparkar, Tando Allahyar and Thatta.

4. On the completion of preliminary probe, an Investigation was authorized against 2 Doctors of Sindh Employees Social Security Institute (SESSI) and others on the charges of illegally holding 2 Government jobs in 2 different Government Departments simultaneously against BPS-17 and 18. The Doctors therefore deprived other citizens of their right to equal opportunity of the employment and causing loss to national exchequer.

5. It was apprised to the Board that Muhammad Zafar Maniar of M/s Humair Associates (Sachal Sarmast Town Karachi), is violating the terms of Plea Bargain for handing over the plots to the allotees, and therefore denying the possession to the rightful owners. The decision was taken in principle to proceed against M/s Humair Associates as per law. DG NAB Mr. Mohammad Altaf Bawany, at the end of Board Meeting, appreciated the progress on Inquiries being concluded by investigating teams, particularly on Local Government matters. He issued instructions to the Directors heading the investigation wings for expediting the investigative work purely on merit, without any discriminating and as per the guidelines of Chairman NAB Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal.

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