NAB orders fresh inquiries against Sharifs, Sartaj Aziz
Closes an inquiry against Shehbaz, Ahad Cheema for lack of evidence
July 14, 2020 07:01 PM
The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday approved fresh inquiries against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif and veteran PML-N leader Sartaj Aziz, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A meeting of the NAB Executive Board was held under the chairmanship of NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal held in Islamabad at NAB Headquarters in which NAB Deputy Chairman, Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General Operations and other senior officers were present.
The NAB Executive Board has also approved fresh inquiries against former senator Sartaj Aziz, former DIG Traffic Police Rana Muhammad Iqbal and former MPA Mehar Hamid Rasheed, former MPA Sheikh Ijaz Ahmed and others.
Other inquiries that have been approved by the Executive Board are against owners and developers of Heaven Villas Faisalabad Mehar Abdur Rauf, Atiq-ur-Rehman and others, as per NAB statement issued after the meeting, the TV channel said.
An inquiry has also been approved in the meeting against PHDs defaulting scholars of the University of Punjab.
An inquiry against former MPA Sheikh Ejaz Ahmed has also been approved. NAB Executive Board approved filing corruption and power misuse references against Chief Executive Officer CEO RPL Arshad Waheed and others.
The NAB Executive Board meeting has also closed some high-profile inquiries against some politicians and bureaucrats. The NAB has wrapped up one inquiry against former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif on the basis of insufficient evidence.
The NAB executive board has also closed an inquiry against Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema and former Secretary to Punjab chief minister Javed Mehmood Bhatti on the basis of insufficient evidence.
Other inquiries on corruption charges have also been shut down so far due to insufficient evidence were against Environment Management Company (EMC) Faisalabad administration, officers and others, Punjab Industrial Estate Development (PIED) administration, officers and others, Lahore Transport Company (LTC) administration, officers and others, Punjab Municipal Development Fund (PMDFC) administration, officers and others, Gujranwala Waste Management Company (GWMC) administration, officers and others.
It may be mentioned here that NAB on 7 July reviewed mega corruption cases of the country’s top politicians, including five former prime ministers, five former chief ministers and some of the sitting cabinet members. The NAB had also expressed its “dissatisfaction” over delay in disposal of their cases in courts.