KARACHI: A cheque distribution ceremony was held today at NAB Karachi office in an austere and simple manner in which Deputy Chairman NAB Imtiaz Tajwar in presence of DG NAB Karachi Mohammad Altaf Bawany distributed cheques amongst the representatives of various departments from Federal as well as Provincial Governments, worth Rs.38.450 million recovered by NAB. The amounts were embezzled by various Government officials through misuse of authority, corruption and corrupt practices and were the outcome of successful investigations, says a Press release.
Nasir Hussain Shah, Chairman Sindh Employees Social Security Institute (SESSI) and Minister for Transport & Mass Transit, Labour, Human Resources and Information Govt of Sindh received a cheque worth Rs. 3.732 million that was usurped by one Jawaid Rajput SMO, SESSI Hospital, Asim Ali Khan Medical Advisor, SESSI Landhi Karachi and others by embezzlement of SESSI hospital funds.
Deputy Chairman NAB, Imtiaz Tajwar also disbursed a cheque worth Rs.16.544 million to Mr. Saqif Saeed Collector, Model Custom Collectorate (Exports) (FBR) Karachi which was recovered from various firms in lieu of illegal sales tax refunds to various firms on the basis of fake invoices.
A cheque worth Rs.0.831 million was handed over to Masood ul Hassan Administrator OGDCL against an amount embezzled due to pilferage of Diesel at OGDCL field.
A cheque worth Rs. 0.406 million was handed over to Raham Ali Otho CEO HESCO which was recovered from defaulters of electricity bills at Hyderabad.
Deputy Chairman NAB, Imtiaz Tajwar while addressing the ceremony said that under the leadership of Chairman NAB Justice Jawed Iqbal with his vision of “Accountability for All”, NAB has been striving hard to take culprits to task without discrimination; and recover maximum looted assets back to the Government. He said Sindh Government, under the jurisdiction of NAB Karachi, has been the beneficiary of large amounts of such looted money over the past as well, that was misappropriated by various Government officials. He emphasized the role of internal accountability within Government Departments that can reinforce NAB’s drive against corruption as a major pre-emptive contribution.