Islamabad (May 21, 2018): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday has ordered a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi in accordance with order of Supreme court of Pakistan.
According to a press release issued by NAB, Chairman Javed Iqbal has directed the relevant directors general to complete their investigation within three months, in line with the apex court’s directions.
While directing to implement Supreme Court order Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has clearly stated that there will be no tolerance in the probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi. NAB chairman also ordered DG NAB Rawalpindi to start immediate inquiry against Federal Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durani for allegedly illegal appointment in the ministry.
On May 4, the Supreme Court, in three hard-hitting verdicts against the real estate empire, had declared the procurement of land by Bahria Town for its housing projects in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Murree null and void while noting that significant transfers and allotments of land to each project had been done illegally.
The court had subsequently ordered the accountability bureau to file references against the individuals responsible for the transfers and to take action against them within three months.
In each order, the bureau was told pick up the thread from where it left off and take its investigations against Bahria Town to their logical end.