NAB Chairman Orders Arrest Of Runaway Accused

Published: August 22, 2014

NAB Chairman Orders Arrest Of Runaway Accused, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has directed NAB officers to work with honesty of purpose and redouble their efforts to recover looted money and immediately arrest all the remaining plunderers who are involved in different scams.

The chairman also directed to boost efforts to bring back the accused who have fled abroad. He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting to review the progress in Modarba scam here Thursday at NAB regional office in Rawalpindi.

The chairman directed to adopt a result oriented approach with tangible progress. He said not only the people expect from NAB to get them back their money from the clutches of looters as it is our duty. He directed prosecutors at regional level to put their heads together with investigators so that cases in courts are well prosecuted.

The DG NAB (Rawalpindi) apprised the meeting that the Bureau has so far filed two references in the Modarba scam including a reference against Ghulam Rasool Ayubi (Mezban Trading Company Pvt Ltd and others) and a reference against Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Usmani (Al-Wasey Group and others).

The DG also apprised the meeting that six investigations have been authorised in Modarba scam which include: Investigation against Mufti Ehsan ul Haq (M/s Fayyazi Gujranwala Industries), investigation against Asif Javed alias Maulana Ibrahim and others (M/s Elixir Group), investigation against Maulana Abdullah and others (Islamic Traders Pvt. Ltd), investigation against Muhammad Irfan and others (Bolan City), investigation against Bilal Khan Bangash and others (Maseha Forex) and investigation against Matti-ur-Rehman and others (M/s Global Concerns). The meeting also apprised the chairman that 17 inquiries are under progress besides a large number of complaints verification.

The Bureau has so far arrested 14 accused including Mufti Ehsan-ul-Haq, Mufti Ibrar-ul-Haq, Hafiz Muhammad Nawaz, Moeen Aslam, Obaidullah, Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Usmani, Sajjad Ahmed, Asif Javeed, Ghulam Rasool Ayubi, Muhammad Hussain Ahmed, Hamid Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan, Bilal Khan Bangash and Matiur Rehman.

The NAB chairman instructed the DG to solicit help from public as well as from police in finding out more assets of the culprits besides the whereabouts of the remaining accused.The chairman was told that the Regional Bureau has so far received 40,139 complaints of affectees who claim to have been defrauded of money to the tune of Rs21.675 billion. The Bureau has recovered Rs1.691 billion in this mega scam.


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