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NAB to probe alleged embezzlement of Rs 200m in FATA anti-polio projects

PESHAWAR:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an inquiry into the charges of fraud and embezzlement of Rs 200 million from the funds allocated to polio vaccination projects in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

KP NAB Director General Farooq Naseer Awan has decided to launch an investigation into the matter of FATA’s Health Directorate official’s “corruption and other corrupt practices,” said a press release issued by NAB after a high-level meeting chaired by the DG. The meeting also approved an investigation on police officers from Bannu.

“It is alleged that the subjects have embezzled funds allocated for the Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance (TA/DA) of police personnel,” said the statement.

FATA, a region of Pakistan that is most-affected from polio, recently experienced a decline in cases of the crippling disease.


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