The executive board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved the closure of various corruption inquiries over lack of evidence.
According to the details, the anti-corruption watchdog released a statement announcing the closure of multiple inquiries into alleged financial irregularities against individuals from different organisations. “The executive board, in its session headed by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, approved the closure of a number of corruption inquiries against many individuals including National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) General Manager (GM) Imran Taj, Khairpur Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Parveen Shah, officers from Karachi Development Authority (KDA), revenue board, irrigation department and the Sindh government,” the statement read.
On the other hand, the anti-corruption watchdog gave the green signal to initiate investigations against Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) former registrar Nadeem Akbar and Port Qasim Authority’s (PQA) officers.
On November 6, the NAB chairman had decided to shut down inquiries against Ghulam Rabbani Khar, former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and NICL former chairman Ayaz Niazi over lack of evidence. The decision was taken during a similar meeting of the bureau’s executive board wherein the NAB deputy chairman, NAB prosecutor general, Rawalpindi NAB DG and other officials were present.
Earlier in October, the bureau had informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) regarding the closure of separate corruption inquiries against two provincial lawmakers belonging to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
The anti-corruption watchdog’s Karachi chapter ended inquiries of making illegal assets against PPP’s members of provincial assembly (MPAs), Taimur Talpur and Hakeem Baloch, over finding no evidence against them.