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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

NAB Identifies $22Mln “Irregularities” in Laptop Procurement Under PM Youth Program

(PKONWEB) — The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has reportedly identified major irregularities in Prime Minister Laptop Scheme (PMLS) run under the supervision of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Reports say a local company violated contract with HEC by procuring locally manufactured laptops against terms of the agreement set forth in the tender. As a result, NAB alleges, there was $22 million of revenue losses to the federal tax revenue agency called FBR. The anti-graft watchdog is set to launch inquiry into the case and titled it ‘non-duty paid 200,000Read More

NAB Recovers $2.75 Billion (Rs289B) ‘Embezzled Money’ From the Corrupt

(PKONWEB Report) — Chairman National Accountability Bureau Justice (r) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday the country’s accountability watchdog has deposited Rs 289 billion (US$2.75B equivalent at US$1=Rs105) in the national kitty after recovering embezzled monies from the corrupt. According to a communique issued by NAB, the chairman said a major chunk of the recovered monies has already been returned to the victims who were duped by the corrupt mafia. Justice Javed Iqbal expressed concern that the country has been indebted to a staggering $ 84 billion foreign debt but unfortunatelyRead More

NAB Probes $130 Million 'Corruption' in Karachi-Lahore Motorway Project

Pakistan’s top corruption watchdog the National Accoun­tability Bureau (NAB) has decided to probe into US$130 million (Rs14 billion) losses caused to the national exchequer for allegedly illegally awarding contract for Karachi-Lahore Motorway Section-111-Abdul Hakeem (230 Km) to state-owned China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation for US$1.345 billion (PKR148 billion). The board approved the inquiry against National Highway Authority (NHA) management and others for their alleged role in facilitating the illegal award of the contract at a higher project value than the originally lowest bid price. The decision was taken atRead More

Pakistan and China Have Signed MoU for Eradicating Corruption: NAB chairman

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, Chairman of Pakistan’s corruption watchdog–the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), said Monday that Pakistan and China have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the eradication of corruption from both the countries. “Both the countries were jointly working towards ensuring transparency in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project,” he said repoAPP. While terming corruption as a curse, the accountability bureau head said his organization is ready to come up to the expectations of the nation to eradicate the menace of corruption from the country once and for all.Read More

Imran’s Address to the Nation and Beyond: Bowling Straight to the Wicket

IRSHAD SALIM: In his first address to the nation which overwhelming majority of Pakistanis abroad and the Western media also listened to, Prime Minister Imran Khan set a new tone and new set of priorities with specific direction he expects to follow with a roadmap milestoned with deliverables — most of the issues and observations he touched upon were for the first time ever mentioned by chief executive of a nuclear-armed nation which has the highest youth bulge in the region but had never been prioritized at this level —Read More