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NAB approves first reference in fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) executive board on Tuesday approved filing of the first reference pertaining to the fake bank accounts and mega money laundering case.

A notification issued after a meeting chaired by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal stated that, “Approval was granted for the filing of a reference against Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed, chief executive officer Omni Group of companies, and others. The suspects are accused of fake bank accounts and illegally regularising seven acres of official land. The suspects caused a Rs1.422 billion loss to the national exchequer.”

The executive board also approved the filing of a reference against Ijaz Ahmed Khan, former secretary Special Initiative Department Sindh. The former secretary of Special Initiative Department is accused of misuse of power and favouritism in awarding supply scheme contracts, the notification read. The suspect caused a loss of Rs29.25 million to the national exchequer.

A reference against Ali Gohar Dahri and others has also been accorded approval. As per the notification, the suspects are accused of misuse of power and illegal appointments. The suspects caused a loss of Rs74.85 million to the national exchequer, it said.

Further, the executive board granted approval for the filing of a reference against former CDA Planning Wing director general Ghulam Sarwar Sindhu and others. The suspects have been accused of corruption and misuse of power in allotting 4.5 acres of land for a shuttle bus service in the diplomatic enclave. This caused a loss of Rs408.32 million to the national exchequer, the notification upheld.

Approval was also given for a reference against former secretary of Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) Iftikhar Rahim Khan and others over charged of corruption and embezzlement of funds. The suspects caused a loss of Rs466 million to the national exchequer, according to the notification.

The notification further stated that a reference against former administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Muhammad Hussain Syed has also been approved.



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