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NAB Approves Fresh Batch of Inquiries against Durrani, Others

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s executive board on Thursday approved the launch of two fresh inquiries and three references, the accountability watchdog said.

According to a press release, the executive board allowed to investigate Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, former federal minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi and Nawab Mohammad Yousuf Talpur for suspected money transfers, along with already continuing investigations.

The board, chaired by NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal, NAB will file a corruption reference against former adviser to the prime minister on aviation Mehtab Ahmed Khan, former chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Musharraf Rasool, former secretary of aviation division Irfan Illahi, Mohammad Ali Tabba and others for abusing their powers and appointing Rasool as head of the national flag carrier airline, causing heavy losses to the treasury. The appointment has already been declared illegal.

NAB also decided to file a reference against Kamran Ali Qureshi, former chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Asad Munir, former member estate CDA, Khalid Mahmood, former director estate CDA, and others for allegedly abusing their powers to restore a plot in F11, Islamabad while violating rules and regulations.

NAB chairman said, “Corruption is the root cause of all the evils.”

“NAB’s top most priority is the logical conclusion of mega corruption white collar cases by strictly following the Zero Tolerance Policy across the board as per law,” he added.