NAB is here to nab them all!

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  • Reference ready in Rs 150m BolanCity modarba case
  • NAB arrests contractor in Rs 880m urea corruption case
  • Former AGPR official involved in Rs 6.5m fraud nabbed

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved one more reference in a Rs 150 million case of multi-billion modaraba (Islamic mode of investment) scam, NAB sources told Pakistan Today.

The reference has been approved against Bolan City Managing Director (MD) Muhammad Irfan and four others on charges of corruption and cheating public at large in the ploy of modarba. The other four people in this case include Hamid Nawaz, Chaudhry Umer Farooq, Muhammad Jareer Afzal and Adeel Nasir Butt.

NAB spokesman Hafiz Muhammad Irfan, while confirming the approval of reference, said that the reference has been approved by NAB Rawalpindi director general (DG), exercising the powers delegated to him by the NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudry under National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, and will be filed in an accountability court soon.

NAB Rawalpindi had received 164 complaints in this case while the bureau had also arrested Muhamamd Irfan and Hamid Nawz, seizing 513 kanals of BolanCity land.

NAB is investigating 93 cases of multi-billion modarba scam and has so far received 40,139 complaints from scam affectees. The bureau has recovered Rs 1.691 billion and filed three references in this mega scam.

CONTRACTOR ARRESTED IN RS 880M UREA CORRUPTION CASE:

Moreover, NAB Rawalpindi has arrested Umar Farooq, a contractor allegedly involved in Rs 880 million urea supply and storage corruption case of National Fertilizer Marketing Limited (NFML).

The accused in connivance with officials of NFML and Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) allegedly caused huge loss to the national exchequer.

A NAB spokesman said Saturday that the accused was presented before the Accountability CourtIslamabad for obtaining his physical remand. The court has granted five days physical remand to NAB (R).

The bureau had previously arrested two individuals including Zulfiqar Ali, store in-charge, and Abdul Ali in this case from a go-down in Kharotabad, Quetta.

The store in-charge alone caused a loss of Rs 16 million approximately to the public exchequer by misappropriation of more than 10,000 imported urea fertilizer bags from NFML Godown, Quetta.

Based on a complaint received by NAB Rawalpindi against officials of NFML and TCP, accusing these officials of supplying under-weight urea bags, NAB Rawalpindi had taken notice of the accusation and had started probe.

It is pertinent to mention here that the NAB investigation teams made several raids in Kasur, Karachi and Quetta on TCP warehouses and discovered that urea bags were under-weight. Go-downs and warehouses were sealed. NAB Rawalpindi has so far recovered Rs 100 million in this case.

AGPR OFFICE EX-EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR RS 6.5M CORRUPTION:

Furthermore, NAB Rawalpindi also arrested former Accountant General Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) Assistant Accounts Officer Muhammad Arif Goraya on Thursday for his alleged involvement in Rs 6.5 million corruption case.

Per details, the accused, in connivance with three other officials of the AGPR and Police Department, processed fake bills and pension cases. NAB had already recovered Rs 5 million in the case as three other accused opted for plea bargain.

 

 

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