NAB begins probe into senior bureaucrat

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Staff Reporter

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opened an investigation into the assets of Punjab senior bureaucrat Barrister Nabeel Awan on the complaint of a businessman.

According to a private TV channel on Tuesday, the senior bureaucrat of Punjab, Mr Nabeel Awan came under NAB’s radar following a complaint lodged by a personality, associated with the business of marriage banquet halls in Lahore.

According to details, the businessman bought a property from a woman who was a close relative of the provincial secretary and made down payment to her.

But before the completion of sale deed and transaction of full amount, the woman passed away.

After the death of the woman, Mr Awan allegedly transferred the property in question into his name.

When the businessman inquired about the property from Mr Awan, he talked about some missing property ownership document.

The report said the businessman approached the accountability watchdog and lodged a complaint against Mr Awan.

On his complaint, the NAB ordered a forensic audit of the property papers. The businessman provided all the documents of property sale deed worth millions of rupees to Lahore accountability bureau, they added.

Meanwhile, the Punjab government has given a six-month extension to two retired DMG officers for staying in their official residences in GOR-1 in Lahore.

Retired federal secretary Irfan Ali and former additional chief secretary home Capt (retd) Naseem Nawaz were allowed to keep their government residences for another six months.

The Punjab government allowed these DMG officers house extension on an out-of-turn basis.

 

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