NAECHS scam – sacking of 2 officers recommended


ISLAMABAD – The special parliamentary committee probing National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS) scam has recommended termination of two top officials of the National Assembly Secretariat from service for their involvement in NAECHS scam.
These sacked officers, Deputy Secretary Tariq Ayub Khakwani and Joint Secretary Shahid Jilani, were already under suspension, Pakistan Today learnt reliably.
The special committee gave these recommendations in its report submitted to the House and Library Committee of the National Assembly which held its in-camera meeting here on Tuesday with Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi in the chair.
A member of the committee said the special parliamentary committee had also recommended termination of Asadullah Faiz, former deputy commissioner Islamabad, who is currently serving in the Ministry of Environment. “The committee in its report which will be tabled in the House on Wednesday (today) has pointed out that Malik Din, circle registrar ICT administration, and former speaker Haji Nawaz Khokhar’s son were also involved in embezzlement in the NAECHS scam,” said the source. He said the termination had been recommended as during investigation they were found involved in massive corruption.
The source said the committee had recommended that Rs 90 million should be recovered from MAB Construction Company while the amount of Rs 7 million was recoverable from MKN developers. “The committee has recommended to the government to ask Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to recover the amount from the culprits,” he said and added the committee had also asked the government to put their names on Exit Control List.
Talking to media after a meeting, Faisal Karim Kund i, Sheikh Waqas Akram and Noor Alam Khan said the committee had traced an embezzlement of around Rs 370 million in the NAECHS scam. They refused to reveal the names of the government officials found guilty in the scam, but confided that termination of for a few officials from service had been recommended in the report.
“During the investigation, the special committee also succeeded in retrieving around 100 kanals of land worth Rs 100 million,” said Sheikh Waqas Akram, the convenor of the special parliamentary committee. He said when the probe was initiated by the committee a few months ago, the society had only 230 kanals while at present its area had swollen to 337 kanals.
When asked whether the committee had any plan to accommodate those employees of the National Assembly Secretariat who had lost their hard-earned money, Waqas and Kundi replied that the committee was striking deals with adjacent housing societies of NAECHS for giving plots to the affected employees.