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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


Accountability Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against Ex-Sindh IG In Corruption Case

May 10, 2018 — An accountability court on Thursday issued arrest warrant against former Sindh police chief Ghulam Haider Jamali in a corruption case. Jamali had disappeared on Tuesday after the Sindh High Court canceled his pre-arrest bails and of other police officers accused in the illegal recruitment case. As the trial court began its hearing on Thursday, other accused police officials Tanveer Ahmed, Fida Hussain and others appeared in court. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which had filed a reference in the case last year, pleaded before the courtRead 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