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NAB gives clean chit to Dar, closes probe against him

NAB gives clean chit to Dar, closes probe against him

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau on Friday gave a spotless chit to Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, shutting the examinations against him pending before it since 2001.

The choice was taken in a Board of the National Accountability Bureau led by its Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry here on Friday.

The NAB under Musharraf administration in 2001 had propelled examination against Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar and blamed him for abusing power and having resources past known means and the NAB took 15-years to close the examinations against him as they neglected to locate any strong confirmation against him.

Other than giving the spotless chit to Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, the Executive Board of the NAB likewise chooses to close the examination against Abdul Karim Nosherwani, Ex-Minister for Excise and Taxation, Balochistan which was pending for conclusion since 1999.

The Executive Board of the NAB additionally gave a thumbs up sign to dispatch a request against Provincial Minister of Sindh for Zakat and Usher Dost Muhammad Rahimoo, who was charged for aggregation of advantages past known wellsprings of wage, misappropriation in dissemination of Wheat in Taluka Chachro and Dhali, Sindh and abuse of power and bringing on lost Rs500 million to the national exchequer.

Another request propelled was against Sherazi siblings of region Thatta of Sindh, Shafqat Shah Sherazi, Ex-MNA and Ejaz Shah Sherazi, Ex-MPA District Thatta Sindh, who were asserted for gathering of benefits past known wellsprings of pay.

While Taking another real choice, the Executive Board of the NAB chose to record five debasement references.

To start with reference was chosen to record against Arshad Farooq Faheem and others and for this situation, the blamed persons were charged for excessive and unlawful increment in costs of amid medication estimating board of trustees gatherings and brought about lost Rs692.96 million to the national exchequer.

The second debasement reference was chosen to record against Asfand Yar Kakar, Ex-Food Minister Balochistan and others. For this situation, the blamed persons were asserted for theft in government wheat adding up to Rs466.914 million from Provincial Reserve Center Pishin, Balochistan.

The third debasement reference was chosen to record against Muhammad Aslam Butt, Ex-Mayor, Municipal Corporation Gujranwala and others. For this situation, the blamed persons were affirmed for abuse for power and granted contract to M/s Rathore Enterprises on higher rates. Consequently brought about lost a large number of rupees to the national exchequer.

The fourth defilement reference was chosen to document against Dr. Ihsan Ali, Vice Chancellor Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan and others.

For this situation, the blamed persons were charged for abuse for power by making illicit arrangements of 652 authorities on contract/interim premise that too without notices and finishing all codal customs according to law. Consequently created lost Rs462 million to the national exchequer.

The fifth debasement reference was chosen to document against Syed Mussarrat Abbas, previous Additional Secretary, Senate Secretariat, Islamabad and others. For this situation, the blamed persons were charged for abuse for power, criminal break of trust and misappropriation of assets of Senate Secretariat Employees Cooperative Housing Society. In this manner brought on lost a large number of rupees to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board of the NAB chose to re-approve an examination against officers/authorities of MEPCO, Trust Investment Bank Limited (TIBL), Multan and others. For this situation, the blamed persons were charged for misappropriation, acquiring financial advantages, abuse of power, hence, brought about lost Rs297.289 million to the national exchequer.

The Executive Board of the NAB chose to close examination against Zahid Anwar, Chief Executive and Rukhsana Begum, Director M/s Zeeshan Energy Ltd, Faisalabad because of absence of implicating confirmation.

The EB additionally chose to close request against Gohar Ejaz, CEO and others, request against Israr Rauf, Member FATE, FBR and others and Tariq Shafi, account holder of Standard Chartered Bank Main Branch, Karachi because of absence of implicating proof.

While talking at the finish of the meeting, Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said that the NAB is resolved to kill defilement by receiving Zero Tolerance Policy through mindfulness, counteractive action and authorization procedure no matter how you look at it.

He coordinated all officers/authorities of NAB to work with more commitment and guarantee straightforwardness in behavior of objection check, request and examinations against degenerate as per set down laws/SOPs of NAB and on legitimacy.

Application include: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Friday said the body of evidence against him in National Accountability was dishonestly confined and the choice of NAB Executive Board had approved his position.

Conversing with a private news channel the clergyman said he had been more than once asserting that there is no charge of debasement or misappropriation against him. Be that as it may, he was astounded when in 2015 NAB introduced a rundown of 252 pending cases to the court of Justice Jawad S Khawaja in which my name was likewise included.

Around then likewise I had expressed that it was all trash and had unequivocally responded to the circumstance. I had tested them to create proof if there was any and indict me. Generally shut the case, he included.

Much obliged God at last they have understood their mix-up and shut down the case. Dar said in the rundown of 252 cases two cases were confined on the premise of unknown grievances and it was obligation of NAB to examine these grumblings.

He said this false case squandered his valuable time and made him to experience distress for which he maintained all authority to move against those dependable. Since I hold the general population office I have not yet chose to move against them. Be that as it may, when I surrender the workplace I should counsel legitimate helpers to move against the Mushrraf time administrators of NAB and others answerable, he included.