Published On: Sat, Feb 20th, 2016
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NAB to file one more reference against Asim

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ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file another corruption reference against Dr. Asim Hussain, former Minister for Petroleum and his companions.

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB here on Friday .

Board Meeting decided that in the fresh case against Dr Asim and other accused persons were alleged for fraudulent land allotments and illegal annexation of land, unfair natural gas distribution quotas and money laundering. This caused huge loss to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board decided to authorize three (3) inquiries. First inquiry was authorized on the complaint of Australian High Commission, Islamabad against Nazir Abbas of Al-Abbas International Educational Consultants and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for cheating students at large and defrauded 106 students by collecting approximately Rs. 760/- million for processing of Australian Visa.

Second inquiry was authorized against Ashfaq Jumani, of NHA, M/S Siraj (Pvt) Ltd and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority by illegal award of contract to M/s Siraj (Pvt) Limited. Thus caused a loss of Rs. 92, 831, 207/- million to the national exchequer.

Third inquiry was authorized against Sardar Asif Nakai, MPA, Khan Arshad Khan-Ex-President Housing Society, Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Qamar, Talib Hussain Talib, Marketing Manager and others of Al-Madina Garden Housing Society, Pattoki, Kasur. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misappropriation and criminal breach of trust in respect of amount recovered as consideration of plots and development works thereof by omitting the development works in the society and non-mutation of land in the name of purchasers.

The EBM decided to authorize investigation against Dr. Asim Hussain, former Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Azeem Iqbal Siddiqui, Ex-MD, SSGCL, Zuhair Ahmed Siddiqui, EX-MD, SSDCL, Shoaib Warsi, Ex-MD, SSGCL, Khalid Rehman, MD, SSGCL and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misappropriation of funds of SSGCL and OGDCL by providing illegal benefits to Jamshoro Joint Venture Ltd (JJVL) during 2011 onward Gas worth billions of rupees was illegally awarded to the same company by the former Minister and others from various Gas Fields. Thus caused a loss of approximately Rs. 10/- billion to the national exchequer.

The EBM re-authorized investigation against Dr. Rasool Bux Solangi, Ex-Deputy District Officer (Revenue), Karachi, Abdul Aziz Qazi, Ex-Tapedar Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Karachi, Abdul Majeed and Justice ® Zahid K. Alvi. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority/Corruption and Corrupt Practices. Thus caused a loss of approximately Rs. 1.26/- billion to the national exchequer.

The EBM re-authorized inquiry against Officers/Officials of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), Karachi Development Authority (KDA) and others. In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and illegal conversion/allotment of Land to resourceful persons. Thus caused a huge loss to the national exchequer.

The meeting also decided to close Complaint Verification against J.H.Kim, CEO, Daewoo, Pakistan due to its civil nature of the case and NAO does not attract the cognizance of the offence.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);