ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved to conduct an investigation against former commissioner for Afghan refugees Ziaur Rehman, who is the brother of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The decision was made after an executive board meeting of the anti-graft watchdog chaired by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.
Zia was recently removed by the PTI-led federal cabinet and an inquiry was ordered to ascertain how he received the post without being a member of the civil service.
The anti-graft watchdog has also approved investigations against other politicians, including former Balochistan Assembly speaker Jan Muhammad Jamali, ex-commissioner of Sukkur Jam Ghulam Qadir, and former Sindh minister Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani.
The investigations will also be held against former vice-chairman of Punjab Sports Board Hanif Abbasi and ex-minister Tanvir Hussain.
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The bureau has also approved four separate references in graft and corruption cases and further investigations against several prominent personalities.
A reference will be filed against CEO of Quaid-e-Azam Hospital in Rawalpindi Shaukat Bangash who is accused of embezzlement worth Rs612 million.
Another reference will be filed against former secretary land of Karachi Ghulam Mustafa, former deputy commissioner Fazlur Rehman, and former commissioner Roshan Ali.
A separate reference will be filed against ex-DDO of Revenue Shaukat Hussain Jokhio who is accused in a land scam and illegally leasing 265 acres of government land on fabricated documents in Karachi’s Bin Qasim Town of Malir.
A reference will also be filed against former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi and former Pepco board of governors chairman Muhammad Saleem Arif.
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