NAB authorizes to initiate six more inquiries

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday authorized conducting six inquiries against various accused persons, sending some cases to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and closing inquiries against Rahila Magsi and others due to absence of evidence.
A NAB press release says that the Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of the bureau, chaired by chairman NAB Justice (Retd) held at NAB headquarters.
The meeting authorized conducting six inquiries against several accused persons including Aalia Amir wife of Aamir Khurshid, Additional Secretary Service and General Admiistration, Sindh, Ishaq Lashari, Ismael Lashari, former Sub Inspector Police and others, two inquiries were ordered against the officers and officials of Port Qasim Authority, Manzoor Shah, former Chief Engineer Highways, Naseem Shah, chairman Sindh Abadgar Board, district Mityari, officers and officials of Information Department, Sindh.
The EBM authorized closing inquiries against Dr Zahoor Ahmed , Medical In Charge, civil Hospital, Karachi and others, Muhammad Mohsin, Rahila Magsi and others owing to absence of evidence.
The EBM okayed sending some inquiries against officials of Model Custom Collectorate of Exports, Owners and officials of Messers Sky Clan Global Private Limited and others, officers and officials of Model Customs Collectorate Appeasement Customs Department and others to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). Deputy Chairman , Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General Operations and other senior officers attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday challenged bail granted to Yousuf Abbas Sharif, nephew of the former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif, in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, media reported. The NAB in its plea has urged the SC to strike down the Lahore High Court’s judgement of granting bail to Yousuf Abbas Sharif. “The facts in the case were not thoroughly reviewed by the LHC.”
According to the NAB, Abbas remained CEO of the Chauhdry Sugar Mills and played important rule in corruption. Abbas along with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif dented billion of rupees loss to the national exchequer, the NAB said.
The Sharif family has been accused of using CSM for money-laundering and illegal transfer of its shares. According to NAB, the family took a $15 million loan on the pretext to set up the mill despite the fact that it had already been established before the loan was acquired. The NAB maintains that more than Rs7 million worth of shares were transferred to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz in 2008 through mill’s shares, which were later transferred to her cousin Yousuf Abbas Sharif in 2010.