NAB to extend full cooperation to OPC for solving expats problems


Staff Reporter

Lahore—Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary has said that NAB is investigating the scams of Formanites Housing Society and DHA City Lahore and money invested by Overseas Pakistanis in these projects would be reimbursed to the effected expats. He was talking to a delegation of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab who met him under the leadership of Vice Chairperson Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti. Chairman NAB said that in order to enhance corporation between NAB Punjab and OPC, a focal person will soon be appointed in NAB Lahore Office. He said that establishment of OPC Punjab is a welcome edition in solving the issues of Overseas Pakistanis and NAB would extend its full corporation with OPC. Speaking on this occasion Shaheen Khalid Butt and Afzaal Bhatti informed the Chairman NAB and his Team that OPC Punjab is playing a proactive role to settle the problems faced by the expats and modern IT based methods have been adopted to pursue and resolve the complaints.
They informed that as a result of the efforts made by the OPC, so far 90 houses in Eden Housing Scheme have been handed over to long awaited Overseas Pakistanis who had deposited the money for these houses some 10 years ago. Moreover, paper less system of functioning has been introduced in OPC and all complaints of Overseas Pakistanis referred to districts are monitored electronically.
During the meeting matter pertaining to establishment of facilitation center by NAB Punjab for Overseas Pakistanis to interact with Dealing/Investigation Officers and progress on the complaints referred by OPC to NAB Punjab also came under discussion. Director General OPC Javed Iqbal Bukhari, Director Legal Raja Zubair was a part of OPC Delegation while Deputy Chairman NAB Imtiaz Tajwar, DG Operations Zahir Shah, Director Monitoring Ghulam Farooq and Additional Director Faheem Qureshi also attended the meeting.