ISLAMABAD: (Parliament Times) Chairman NAB Honorable Justice Javed Iqbal presided over a meeting held to review overall performance of NAB Headquarters as well as all Regional Bureaus of NAB at NAB Headquarters. The meeting reviewed the implementation status of various orders of the Chairman NAB which he has conveyed since taking over the responsibilities of Chairman NAB.
Various divisions of NAB included Prosecution, Operations, Awareness and Prevention highlighted their performance. The chairman directed to read and implement 173 decisions of Supreme Court related to NAB. The inquiries or investigations should be within the preview of law. He said the country has foreign debt amounting to $84 billion whereas cellular companies did not allegedly pay around Rs 400 billion taxes to Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR).
Expressing satisfaction over last three months performance of NAB, he said the whole nation is witnessing positive change in the workings of NAB. The menace of corruption would be eradicated in cooperation with the nation and no laxity of NAB officers would be tolerated to achieve the goal.
Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal ordered DG NAB Lahore to conduct complaint Verification against Special Assistant of Higher Education Punjab Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri and others, who allegedly got undue benefits from the Punjab Small Industrial Cooperative Employees Housing Society, Lahore and illegally occupied the land in connivance with the Society management. He directed the NAB DG Lahore to submit a report accordingly within two months.
In another case, Chairman NAB ordered DG NAB Multan to conduct complaint Verification against former member of Punjab Assembly Ahmed Hussain Dahar and others for constructing a road and housing colony on private land with official funds by misusing his authority, and making assets beyond known sources of income, and submit a report within two months
The Chairman NAB also ordered DG NAB Lahore to conduct complaint verification against former Chairman, Pakistan Railways Arif Azeem over alleged corruption in purchase of 58 locomotives amounting to Rs 15.3 million and 40 power vans of worth Rs 4,600 million from a Chinese firm in violation of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PEPRA) rules, which are not in use due to their poor quality. The report will be submitted within two months.