NAB orders probe into alleged corruption in cricket, hockey federations


ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal ordered a probe into the alleged corruption and unlawful use of resources in Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).

The inquiry report has to be presented within the next two months, according to reports.

Iqbal has also directed strict action against officials involved in looting the citizens in the name of commercial and residential plots in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

15 wanted suspects have been arrested by NAB, whereas millions of rupees are trapped in illegal housing societies in the last three months, according to reports.

The recent decision came only two days after the NAB chairman had said that the bureau’s ‘Say no to Corruption’ campaign will continue this year as they achieved major successes in 2017 with it.

Different governmental, non-governmental organisations, media and civil society will be involved in sending a message about the evils of corruption, it was announced on Tuesday.