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NAB Chief Orders Inquiry Into Islamabad’s Rs15Bn Park Enclave Housing Project

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18, 2018: Taking notice of non-allotment of plots to citizens specially overseas Pakistanis, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has ordered an inquiry into irregularities in Park Enclave housing scheme in the federal capital. The project is said to be an unattended scandalous case of the capital authority’s commercial housing scheme that was sold for over Rs15 billion but yet to be delivered to hundreds of Pakistanis, both local and overseas, according to The News. The project is being built by the Capital Development AuthorityRead More

Hanging of Zainab’s Rapist, Murderer and 3445 Child Abuse Cases in 2017

The hanging of Zainab’s rapist and murderer in Kasur came coincidentally the same day a Senate Committee heard formal briefings from authorities on child abuse in the country ISLAMABAD (Oct 17, 2018): Zainab’s rapist and murderer Imran Ali was hanged to death in the wee hours of Wednesday in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Central Jail. Imran Ali was convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur district of Punjab earlier this year and ordered by court to be hanged to death. The serial rapist was executed inRead More

NAB to Probe Rs80 Billion ‘Scam’ in Land Acquisition for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

As of October 12, nearly 5 billion rupees in public donations have been raised for the dam OCT 12, 2018: The country’s top anti-graft agency will investigate alleged financial embezzlement of billions of rupees in the land acquisition process for Diamer-Bhasha Dam project, report Pakistan Today as efforts continue for crowdsourcing the $14 billion dam. Citing unnamed sources, the paper said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated a probe into the land acquisition process which may or may not have been as transparent as claimed by previous governments. AlthoughRead More

Nabbing the Opposition Leader: Shahbaz Sharif Taken Into Custody In Corruption Case

Ex-Punjab CM accused of favoritism in multi-billion rupee housing project OCT 6, 2018: The country’s premier anti-graft watchdog on Friday arrested former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif who is the current National Assembly Opposition Leader, following startling revelations by his ex-secretary implementation Fawad Hassan Fawad in the Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing scam. His arrest has caused a blow to PML-N — the party he heads, ahead of by-elections on October 14 in which the party has joined hands with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) — another major opposition party –to challengeRead More

NAB Probing 70 Politicians For Alleged ‘Corruption, Misuse of Authority, Living Beyond Known Means’

AUG 28, 2018: The country’s premier investigation agency against corruption, misuse of authority and living beyond known means is currently holding inquiries and investigations against hundreds of people including 70 politicians, 121 businessmen and 210 government officers of grade-20 and above, the Senate was told on Tuesday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is conducting the probe which comprises three phases: Inquiry, investigation, followed by filing of references against any individual or individuals against whom it has substantial evidences to withstand due process of law. The initial phase of probe isRead More

Imran to Appear Before NAB to ‘Set An Example Of Rule of Law’, Shuns PM Protocol

AUG 6, 2018: Hours after being nominated as the next prime minister of the country, former legendary cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has been summoned by National Accountability Bureau, the anti-corruption watchdog for allegedly misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopter, his party and local media said on Monday. A senior PTI leader who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity confirmed the summoning and said that Khan had decided to appear before the NAB in Peshawar, the KP capital on Tuesday. “He wants to set an example that no oneRead More

NAB Files Corruption References Against NESPAK, LDA, Former PM Gillani and Owais Tappi

NAB has also summoned Pakistan Mulsim League –Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Aug 20 in relation to the Ashiana housing scheme scandal AUG 1, 2018: The executive board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) held a meeting on Wednesday during which go-ahead was given for an inquiry against employees of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and the management of Nespak — the country’s largest and premier engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Lahore operating and as an autonomous body under the SECP and Company’s Act. Individuals from Nespak andRead More

With Elections Over, NAB Summons Shehbaz Sharif In Punjab Power Company Case

JUL 27, 2018: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif for August 20. The former two-times elected Chief Minister PUnjab won a National Assembly seat from Lahore on July 25 poll while losing out on three other constituencies — Karachi, Swat and Dera Ghazi Khan. This is the third time that the anti-graft body has summoned Shehbaz in Punjab Power Company case. The former CM PUnjab who is also PML-N chief has been directed to appear before the joint investigation team in NABRead More

Gwadar Land Scam: NAB Probes Commercial, Industrial Plot ‘Giveaways’ Worth Rs70Bn

JUL 4, 2018 (BE2C2): The anti-corruption watchdog has initiated an inquiry into alleged illegal allotment of 3,167 acres of state-owned commercial and industrial lands valuing around Rs70 billion (US$600 million) in Gwadar to private individuals. According to an official statement issued on Tuesday by the National Accoun­tability Bureau, its Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has sought a comprehensive report within 15 days from the director general of NAB Balochistan about alleged illegal allotment by the Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) — Gwadar development project is the crown jewel ofRead More

NAB To Use Interpol To Bring Back Former Ehtesab Chief Saifur Rehman

JUN 27, 2018 (BE2C2): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to bring back to Pakistan Saifur Rehman, a close confidant of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former chief of the now defunct Ehtesab Bureau, through Interpol. Back in July 2012, the Interior Ministry had written a letter to the Qatar government, seeking extradition of Rehman. The Dawn had reported then that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had issued red warrants for Mr Rehman after he claimed he possessed evidence of President Asif Ali Zardari’s Swiss accounts and GenRead More

NAB to Bring Back Nawaz’s Sons, Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Through Interpol

JUN 26, 2018: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided on Tuesday to bring back deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz and former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar through Interpol over pending corruption cases against them. Nawaz’s sons, who have been accused by the NAB in corruption reference following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Panama Papers case, have been declared absconders by an accountability court. Hussain and Hassan have also been accused in the Avenfield properties reference case, which is in progress and expected to conclude at theRead More

NAB Receives Bomb Threats, Completes Probe Against 179 Mega Corruption Cases

JUN 25, 2018: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal, on Monday revealed that the anti-corruption watchdog had received threats that its headquarters would be blown up, DawnNewsTV reported. He said the threats had been received after the bureau initiated investigations in mega corruption scandals, but did not specify a time period. The chief of country’s top anti-corruption watchdog, who made the revelation during a visit to a bureau office in Lahore, asserted that NAB officials were not afraid and would continue to perform their duties withRead More

1200 Corruption Cases: Chairman NAB Directs Officials to Pursue All References in Accountability Courts

The anti-graft body has established 55 thousands Character Building Societies of students throughout the country JUN 12, 2018 — Pursuing policy of zero tolerance for corruption and misuse of authority, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has directed officials to diligently pursue the 1200 corruption references currently under trial in respective Accountability Courts across the country. The 72-year-old former judge of Supreme Court has also directed NAB Lahore to complete 155 inquiries, 49 investigations, Karachi to complete 160 inquiries, 123 investigations, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to complete 79Read More

NAB Summons Shehbaz Sharif in Saaf Pani Project Scandal, Does it Matter?

Jun 3, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The country’s anti-corruption watchdog has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President –the former CM of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif, in the Saaf Pani Project scam Monday with all relevant records of the public company he had formed for the said purpose. According to earlier reports, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore had asked the former chief minister to appear in person at 2pm on Monday June 4 along with all relevant records of the water company, and salaries and perks paid to the officers. ShehbazRead More

NAB Moves Forward With Landgrabbing Cases Against Malik Riaz, Bahria Town

Jun 1, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Anti-corruption authorities in Rawalpindi on Thursday arrested three men allegedly involved in land grabbing, one of whom is said to be a “frontman” of Bahria Town famed real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. Fazal Inam aka Saeen Inam was arrested after authorities found that 732 kanals near Rawat in Murree, worth millions of rupees, had been transferred to his name without any revenue record. The officials also arrested Inam’s accomplice and a revenue official, who had allegedly transferred the land to Riaz’s frontman. ‘Irrefutable evidence’Read More

Land Mafia Bosses: Will NAB Expand Its Net?

Will NAB now expand its net to also include the powerful individuals who control the racket, or will it confine its actions to the lower tiers only? FOR the land mafia in Sindh, whose tentacles reach all the way up to the highest echelons of power, this is unfamiliar territory — a reckoning of sorts, even though it touches only the tip of the iceberg. According to a statement by NAB on Thursday, the anti-corruption body has had relevant authorities cancel the fraudulent allotment of 10,000 acres of state landRead More

NAB Retrieves 10,000 Acres State land Worth $700M Near Karachi From Land Mafia

May 24, 2018 (BE2C2) — The National Accountability Bureau on Thursday said it has retrieved 10,000 acres of state land usurped by land mafia off the Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion ($700 million) and there where some major housing schemes launched on these land in connivance with revenue officials. “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of acres of land cancelled by the revenue authorities,” the bureau’s spokesperson told Dawn. ThreeRead More

PPP Lawmakers Quit NA Body After it Summons NAB Chairman, PTI Lawmakers May Follow

A source in the PML-N claimed the two PPP lawmakers “have been coerced to resign from the committee because the party does not want to strengthen the writ of the parliament” at this stage. May 16, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Two lawmakers belonging to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) who are members of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice, resigned on Tuesday from the committee after it summoned the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal to explain initiation of an inquiry based on media reports thatRead More

Parliament Committee Summons NAB Chairman Over “$4.9B Remittance to India”

May 15, 2018 — The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has summoned Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday May 16, over media reports that claimed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remitted $4.9 billion to India. The committee has directed Chairman NAB to appear in person and brief the lawmakers. The chairman NAB has also been directed to bring along with him concerned officers who were investigating the report. The accountability bureau last week said it was verifying the media reports that claimRead More

NAB Summons Hamza Shahbaz in Saaf Pani Company Case

May 11, 2018 — The National Accountability Bureau has summoned Hamza Shahbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, regarding the ongoing corruption probe against management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC). The lawmaker has been directed to appear before the anti-graft watchdog on May 18th.  A questionnaire has also been forwarded to him. According to the notice issued Thursday by the anti-corruption bureau, Shahbaz Jr. is in possession of crucial information about the company in question. “The inquiry against management/officers/officials of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (South) and others hasRead More