NAB arrests ex-SSEP director


The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested former Small Scale Enterprises Programme (SSEP) project director Fasih-uz-Zaman, who had been absconding for about 9 years. The accused was the project director of the programme that had been funded by the Swiss Government through the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) for vocational training in Pakistan.
The programme was initiated in 1998 and Fasih-uz-Zaman has been accused of misappropriating funds of around Rs 27.56 million during the period from 1998 – 2002. The NAB authorities authorized inquiry into the matter and issued arrest warrants of Fasih-uz-Zaman in August, 2003. The accused, after a long stay abroad, decided to return to Pakistan and get transit bail from the Islamabad High Court.


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