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Railways land scam: NAB summons three retired generals

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned three retired generals (today) Thursday in the railways land sale scam case. NAB has summoned Lt General (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi‚ Lt General (r) Saeeduz Zafar and Major General (r) Hassan Butt to record their statement in the probe regarding the sale of 141 acres of prime railways Land to Royal Palm Golf Club at throwaway prices in 2001.
Then minister for railways, Lt Gen (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi, along with secretary and chairman of Pakistan Railways, Lt Gen Saeeduz Zafar and general manager Maj Gen Hamid Hassan Butt, had been held responsible for manipulating the deal that caused a heavy loss to Pakistan Railways.
According to the findings of a special parliamentary committee, Pakistan Railways suffered a loss of Rs 25 billion as a result of the transfer of land.
Sources said after clear directives of the Public Accounts Committee and National Assembly Standing Committee for Railways, NAB Chairman Fasih Bukhari had decided to investigate the land scandal.
They said once the statements of the three retired generals were recorded, NAB would expand the sphere of its investigation.



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