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NAB EBM approves new references against Nawaz Sharif, Fawad Hasan Fawad & others

NAB EBM approves new references against Nawaz Sharif, Fawad Hasan Fawad & others

ISLAMABAD: EThe National Accountability Bureau (NAB) agreed to file new references against Nawaz Sharif, Ahsan Iqbal, former principal secretary to ex-pm Nawaz, Fawad Hasan Fawad, and others.

The development took place at the NAB Executive Board meeting on Thursday during which the anti-graft body approved four investigations, read a statement from the bureau.

According to NAB, investigations have been approved against PML-N four persons, including Punjab president Rana Sanaullah and PTI MPA Aleem Khan.

The anti-graft body said that references will also be filed against two other important personalities, former foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and ex-Intelligence Bureau chief, Aftab Sultan.

NAB has alleged that Ahsan Iqbal, the former planning minister, had increased the scope of the Narowal Sports City from Rs30 million to Rs3 billion illegally.

Moreover, NAB has decided to file a corruption reference against Iqbal and Fawad Hasan Fawad, who served as principal secretary to Nawaz Sharif when he was the prime minister four years ago.

During the meeting, it was also agreed to file a corruption reference against former Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman Farkhund Iqbal, former DG Planning Ghulam Sarwar Sindhu, Mehboob Ali Khan, former director Waqar Ali Khan, former member planning and design Abdul Aziz Qureshi, former CEO NTS Haroon, former estate management officer Latif Abid, former project director clean drinking water for all Sikandar Javed, General Manager Nespak Jamil Bajwa and others.

National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Executive Board Meeting held at NAB headquarters on Thursday Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal chair. The meeting The meeting was attended by Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA), Director General Operations, Director General NAB Rawalpindi while DG NAB Lahore, DG NAB Karachi and DG NAB Balochistan attended the meeting via video link.

It is a yearlong policy of NAB to share the details of EBM with the public which does not aim to hurt anyone as all inquiries and investigations are initiated on the basis of allegations, which are not final. NAB decides to go ahead with case after assessing the merits of the cases and after knowing flip side of the coin. The EBM accorded approval to 11 references.

The EBM authorized to file references against former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Azaz Ahmed Chaudhry, former Foreign Secretary, Aftab Sultan, former DG IB and Fawad Hassan Fawad, former Principal Secretary the then PM. The reference will be filed on illegally purchasing 73 high security vehicles for the security of foreign dignitaries.They have been accused of favoring their favorites and illegal use of vehicles which caused 1,952.74 million losses to the national exchequer.