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NAB proposes reference against Hafeez Shaikh

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KARACHI: While giving its recommendation on Monday to register reference against former finance minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, former Chairman FBR Abdullah Yousuf and others over alleged misuse of power top anti-graft body Karachi office
Top anti-graft body Karachi office on Monday gave its recommendation to National Accountability Bureau headquarter to proceed with a reference against former finance minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, former Chairman FBR Abdullah Yousuf and others over alleged abuse of power during their tenures.
A private television reported that Shaikh and Yousuf are accused of causing a loss of $11.125 million to the national kitty while being in power. The decision to recommend reference against Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and Abdullah Yousuf was taken in a regional board meeting of NAB Sindh.
The graft-buster spokesperson informed that DG NAB Sindh Najaf Mirza chaired the meeting in the matter and recommended the registration of two corruption references and the transformation of two complaints into inquiries.
Former finance minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh who was asked to step down as Finance Minister by Prime Minister after defeat in the Senate Election against PDM’s joint candidate, Yousuf Raza Gilani is also facing alleged corruption charges in a case pertaining to illegal payment of US$10 million from the national exchequer during his previous tenure as the finance minister.
Hafeez Shaikh is facing charges of illegal payments from the exchequer in the previous periods. He is accused of corruption over a million dollars. – TLTP