NAB rejects allegations of lacking capacity to investigate white collar crimes

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 06 (APP):National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday outrightly rejected the allegations of lacking capacity to investigate white collar crime, saying the bureau has filed 590 mega corruption references in different accountability courts in just last 13 months.
Presiding over the meeting of NAB’s Executive Board meeting , Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal said the anti-graft watchdog has also filed 1210 mega corruption references involving Rs 900 billion corruption in various accountability courts, which were being heard by various worthy courts, said a press release issued here.
The Executive Board meeting accorded approval to file three corruption references against different persons for inflicting billion of rupee losses to national exchequer.
The EBM approved filing corruption reference against Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Hayat, former chairman (KPT) and others for allegedly allotting state land illegally thus causing Rs 18.18 billion losses to national kitty.
The EBM accorded approval of filing corruption reference against Dr Ehsan Ali, former vice Chancellor, Khan Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and others. They have been accused of misappropriating the funds allocated for purchase of vehicles and fuel.This inflicted Rs 23.48 million losses to national exchequer. The EBM approved filing reference corruption reference against Ayaz Ahmed,Executive Engineer,Irrigation Department, East Division,Khairpur and others. They have been accused of misappropriating government funds in various schemes and awarding contracts to favourites inflicting Rs 89.3million losses to national kitty.
The EBM approved conducting investigations against Malik Naveed Khan,former IG, FC,/ former IG, Police where inquiries were also approved against officers/officials of Mian Rashid Shaheed Memorial Hospital , Pabbi, Nowshera and others.
Nab wanted to clarify that the details of the decisions taken in the Executive Board meeting were shared with the people as per routine and sharing these decisions do not aimed at hurting anyone. All inquiries and investigations are conducted on the basis of mere accusations and thus are not final.Nab decides about proceeding ahead on such cases after ascertaining the veracity of accusations by hearing the suspects.