NAB Karachi’s board meeting was held yesterday. The meeting was chaired by Director General NAB Karachi Mohammad Altaf Bawany. The board meeting was attended by Directors of Investigation Wings and respective Investigating Teams of concerned cases.
The departments/entities discussed in the meeting included Agriculture Department Government of Sindh, Sindhi Jamat Cooperative Housing Society, Federal Government’s Estate Office Karachi, Revenue Department Government of Sindh and FBR Inland Revenue (IRS).
The board members discussed the cases and the following decisions were made at the meeting:
- An investigation was authorized against officers of Agriculture Department Government of Sindh on the basis of allegations prima facie substantiated during the course of inquiry for embezzlement of Tractor subsidy scheme which covered around Rs. 1 billion for 11000 tractors to be provided to the growers in entire Sindh in 2013 and onwards for promotion of agricultural activity and yield.
- An inquiry was authorized against the management of Sindhi Jamat Cooperative Housing Society on the allegations of cheating public at large by way of bogus allotments with no land holding and by issuing fabricated and duplicate files. The offense was committed in the year 2013 in Deh Kanto Karachi.
- An inquiry was authorized against officers and officials of Federal Government’s Estate Office Karachi, on the allegations of allotment of government accommodations to unauthorized persons, unauthorized illegal occupation by retired officials and subletting. Also, during the course of preliminary processing of the complaint, it was unearthed that there were a number of Federal Government properties that have been under the possession of unauthorized persons who were using them on a commercial basis without depositing any rent to the Government.
- An inquiry was authorized against officers and officials of Revenue Department Government of Sindh on the allegations of illegal allotment of 173 acres of land various Dehs of District Dadu to one influential family without observing rules and procedure, thus causing loss of Rs. 103 million (approx.) to State exchequer.
- An inquiry was authorized against Commissioner and Additional Commissioner Inland Revenue (IRS) Zone-III on the allegations of illegal refunds approved and issued to several companies on the basis of bogus documents that prima facie caused a loss to the national exchequer to the tune of Rs. 190 million.
DG NAB Mohammad Altaf Bawany issued directions to the investigating officers to conclude the cases on expeditious lines with strict adherence to the NAB law, SOP, and Constitution.