NAB board suggests probe against Sindh govt officials



The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Regional Board Karachi has recommended investigations against various officers of Health, Education and Literacy, Information, Irrigation and Works and Services departments of Sindh government on charges of misuse of authority, corruption, embezzlement and assets beyond income.

According to a press statement issued here on Friday, the regional board met here with DG NAB Karachi Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza in chair to discuss inquires, investigations and various other operational matters and recommended to the competent authority (Chairman NAB) conversion of 6 inquiries into investigations.

The Board recommended conversion of inquiry into investigation against officers and official of provincial departments of Education and Literacy, and Health departments and others under the charges of alleged involvement in misuse of authority and embezzlement of funds in awarding 11 contracts worth Rs 3.9 billion in Education and Literacy Department and Health Department to blue eyed firms without observing codal formalities.

The Board also recommended conversion of Inquiry into Investigation against officers and officials of Information and Archives Department Sindh and others.

The accused were allegedly involved in corruption and corrupt practices by way of spending huge funds on advertisement of public awareness campaigns in Electronic Media without following due process as per law in connivance with the advertising agencies.

The total loss incurred to the National Exchequer was more than Rs 2 billion.  The board recommended conversion of inquiry into Investigation against Ghulam Yasin Qureshi, Ex-Director Ghotki Feeder Canal, Irrigation Department and others on allegation of assets beyond known sources of income.

The board recommended investigation against Dr. Ghulam Qadir Kazi, President and CEO ISRA Foundation and others.

The accused in connivance with others was allegedly involved in misuse of authority, criminal breach of trust and usurping government land.


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