PTI leaders to take Sindh govt to NAB on corruption charge

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to take the Sindh government to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for committing corruption and taking bribes allegedly.
Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi and PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh announced this in a press conference on Sunday.
Naqvi criticised Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, saying that he does not appear before NAB when he is summoned. He further alleged whatever work was carried out by the Sindh government was done after paying 52 percent bribes, adding that the ruling party in Sindh would not give anything to Karachi but will loot it.
He said the party will register a complaint in NAB.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Haleem said whenever any investigative body summons then one should go. “We have seen that many people go to NAB with a stick but jog when they come to the assembly,” Sheikh said, taking a dig at the PPP leadership and alleging that they make illnesses an excuse when summoned by NAB.
The PTI leader, while speaking about NAB’s announcement to investigate a charge of illegally selling government land against him, said the anti-corruption watchdog is yet to summon him. He said that thousands of acres of land in Karachi and its adjoining areas were given on lease, adding that during the PPP’s tenure money was asked for it and he refused to give.
“We told them to take from us whatever the government fees is,” he said. He further alleged that the provincial government let the Anti-Corruption Establishment of Sindh on him after the PTI took out a rally against the Omni Group.
The PTI leader further said that an FIR could not have been filed against him in the Anti-Corruption Establishment or else there would have been one.
“Whenever NAB calls, we will go,” he said, adding that NAB has launched a probe against him on the orders of the Anti-Corruption Establishment.
The National Accountability Bureau on Saturday said it has initiated a probe against Haleem for allegedly selling government land illegally.
The bureau, in its letter to the deputy commissioner Malir, has requested for all records pertaining to the sale of 253 acres of government land along with details of his farmhouse and other documents. “In connection with a complaint being processed in this Bureau, it is revealed that 253 acres of government land situation in District Malir Karachi has been illegally occupied/sold by Haleem Adil Sheikh and others in connivance with the officers/ officials of Board of Revenue District Malir Karachi,” the letter said, adding, ACE, East Zone Karachi also conducted an inquiry into the matter. – TLTP