NAB inquiry against DRAP CEO for having assets beyond means


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal on Wednesday ordered an inquiry against an officer of the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP), namely Sheikh Akhtar Hussein, for having assets beyond known sources of income, declaring himself deceased in two NAB references and his appointment as DRAP chief executive officer (CEO) in BS-19 against the post of BS-21.

The NAB chairman also took notice of Hussein’s appointment as the new DRAP CEO despite accusations of corruption and a NAB inquiry initiated against him. Besides, no departmental inquiry was conducted against him with regard to his assets that were far more than his sources of income.

NAB Rawalpindi had been directed to present an inquiry report against Akhtar Hussain. It merits mention here that NAB was also conducting an inquiry against former DRAP CEO Aslam Afghani who had been appointed to the post despite owning a private pharmaceutical company in clear violation of the law. Afghani played a decisive role in increasing medicine prices in the country during his tenure. His company benefited in the process while millions of people had to bear the burden of paying large sums of money for common medicines.