Supreme Court Rejects Bahria Town’s $1.8Bln Offer to Avoid NAB Reference

PKONWEB Report (ISLAMABAD) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bahria Town’s offer to deposit Rs250 billion as restitution to avoid legal proceedings for illegally acquiring lands for its projects in Karachi, Islamabad and Murree. At the outset of today’s hearing, a counsel on behalf of Bahria Town offered to submit Rs200 billion to waive […]

These Two High Impact Moves Are Great If Made Sustainable

IRSHAD SALIM (Islamabad, Dec 16, 2018) — Following steps taken this week leave footprints in our society which if  followed up on state-and -government level could really do “the walk the talk” thing. One relates to the homeless and the shelterless, and the other involves dual national Pakistanis working in government positions. Ironically, both I […]

Rs60 Billion Tax Evasion By Cigarette Industry, NAB to Probe

ISLAMABAD (Dec 6, 2018) — The National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi has sent its headquarters details of 60 billion Rupees tax evasion by the cigarette industry for further probe as the magnitude of revenue loss was high (US$461 million @ Rs130 = $1). Multinational cigarette companies have claimed that they pay almost all taxes collected from […]

NAB Special Prosecutor in Several High Profile Cases Resigns

ISLAMABAD (Dec 4, 2018) — One of the special prosecutors for National Accountability Bureau has resigned citing his wish to pursue legal career as an “independent professional lawyer”. Imran Shafique, in addition to representing the bureau which challenged the removal of Zulfi Bukhari’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), was NAB’s special prosecutor in […]

NAB Recovers Rs2.58B From the Corrupt, Signs MOU With China On Anti-Corruption

The anti-corruption body has signed a number of memorandum of understandings with China for cooperation in ending corruption ISLAMABAD (Nov 22, 2018): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has deposited a record Rs2.58 billion (nearly 20 million dollars) in the national exchequer after recovering it from the corrupt during the tenure of its existing chairman Justice […]

Cash Worth Rs330 Million Recovered By NAB From a Former Govt Officer’s Residence

NAB has a formula of rewarding informants (4 to 20 percent of the recovered amount), who provide prosecutable information to the bureau, according to an earlier report by Dawn. ISLAMABAD (Nov 9, 2018): The country’s premier anti-graft body has recovered nearly Rs330 million from the residence of a former government officer, a statement issued by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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) […]