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NAB Chairman approves inquiry against Fazl and Imtiaz Sheikh

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PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has approved inquiry against JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in asset beyond means case.
According to sources, the accountability watchdog will conduct inquiry into Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s assets.
In a meeting chaired on June 28 to review overall performance of NAB, Javed Iqbal said that NAB is absolutely committed to work transparently, fairly, professionally and on merit for a 100% corruption free Pakistan in accordance with law.
He said that corruption is major hurdle in the way of progress and prosperity of the country depriving a deserving person of its due right on merit.
He had stated that overall performance of NAB remained excellent as compared to other Anti-Corruption Organizations.
He said that the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2018 to 2019 which shows trust enhanced upon NAB due to its “Accountability for All” policy across the board.
Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday decided to launch an inquiry against Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Sheikh over illegal allotment of land.
According to NAB sources, the provincial minister was involved in allotting 30 acres of land in Korangi, Karachi.
The PPP leader with the help of Board of Revenue officials caused a loss of millions of rupees to the national exchequer.
An anti-corruption case was also registered against Imtiaz Sheikh in 2005 for land grabbing.
Earlier on Tuesday, the NAB finalised reference against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Sindh’s former minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar and set it for approval from the executive board.
This was stated by the NAB prosecutor in the hearing of the bail plea filed by Lanjar in the Sindh High Court.
“Investigation against the former minister has been completed, reference has been sent for the approval”, the prosecutor said.
On last hearing of the case, the Investigation Officer (IO) of the National Accountability Bureau had informed the court that investigation against Lanjar was underway and had sought time for filing the reference in the scam. – NNI