Assets inquiry case: Akram Durrani fails to satisfy NAB team


PESHAWAR: Former federal minister and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Akram Durrani failed to satisfy the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team in ongoing assets beyond means case investigation against him.

According to sources, Durrani was grilled for around four hours by the accountability team, in which he failed to give satisfactory answers to the queries of the top graft buster.

The former federal minister was served a questionnaire comprising 15 questions and was asked to submit the answers within a week.

According to the NAB, the former minister had allegedly allotted plots owned by the DHA Foundation in sectors 1-12 and 1-16 to his near and dear ones and caused losses to the national exchequer.

He served as the chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 2002 to 2007. He served as federal minister for Housing and Works, in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.

Last year, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had ordered an inquiry against Akram Khan Durrani over misuse of power and illegal allotment of plots.

Durrani was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) from Constituency PK-90 (Bannu-IV) in general election of 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Akram Khan Durrani became leader of the opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).