Inquiry report on asset against Taimur Talpur sent to NAB chief

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi chapter has sent an initial report on its ongoing inquiry into assets of Sindh Minister TaimurTalpur to its Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal for his perusal.

 

Quoting the report, sources told ARY News that the PPP leader didn’t appear before the bureau’s investigation team despite being issued a call-up notice. On Jan 12, they added, the bureau issued him a final notice to appear on Jan 20 to record his statement.

 

They said Talpur has yet not submitted his response, adding the report contains details of his assets, including those in Sindh and abroad.

 

The sources said the bureau had launched the probe into the provincial minister’s alleged undeclared assets.

 

Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered the National Accountability Bureau to complete the inquiry against TaimurTalpur within six weeks.  During the hearing, NAB officials pleaded with the court to grant some more time to complete the inquiry.

 

The court while giving the NAB six weeks’ time said the investigation officer (IO) and other officials of the anti-graft watchdog will be taken to task if the inquiry was not completed within the given time.