Executive Board Meeting Of National Accountability Bureau Held

Islamabad: The Executive Board of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its meeting held today took important decisions to activate the regulators to perform their own functions effectively rather than referring the cases to NAB to recover the amounts lost by misuse of authority, Corruption, and malpractices. The Board meeting was chaired by Admiral (R) Fasih Bukhari which lasted for almost three hours.

It was also decided to convene the Directors General meeting in the second week of January next year to formulate polices for a unified approach to eradicate corruption from the society.

In case of Jammu and Kashmir State property, NAB decided to refer the case to Ministry of KANA for review of nominal rents paid by present tenants so as to bring them at par with market rates to avoid the loss caused to the state. The Ministry may review and revise rates and inform NAB about the fairly enhanced rates to be charged from tenants for disposal of the case.

While authorizing the inquiry in case of re-checking of applicant papers / Examination results against former Chairman BISE D.I. Khan the meeting emphasized the need to focus on moral aspect rather than financial as students were awarded additional marks even without making request for such re-checking.

In case of Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan recovery case against fake collateral, the meeting was of the view that BoP should inform NAB about actions taken so far to recover the loan. The meeting took a serious view of the fact that BoP had done nothing on its part to recover loan from Three Star Hosiery, Active Apparel International, Dandot Cement, Mohammad Rasheed s/o Mohammad Amin and his two sons, besides recovering no money from M/s City Developers and other persons.

The meeting took a serious note of the fact and developed consensus to prosecute / proceed against Mohammad Yaqoob of village Gallozai for lodging a frivolous complaint against a retired DSP Mr. Ghulam Muhammad of Peshawar which could not be substantiated. It was decided, in principle, to grant voluntary return to all those who request for it. However VR would follow a complete verification of assets of the applicants.

The meeting was informed that money allocated for installation of windmills and tube wells for 17 Districts of Baluchistan was misappropriated and nothing existed on the ground. However after inquiry initiated by NAB, the Contractor started installations and put them in operation. The NAB Baluchistan would submit separate reports after monitoring the progress in all districts.

It was decided to hire services of retired revenue officials to deal with illegal allotment of land cases. The meeting decided to put some time limitation on inquires, investigations, and prosecutions for their completion to expedite the cases. It was decided to close few inquiries due to lack of substantial evidence.

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