Provincial Minister Mines and Mineral arrested
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission has
arrested the incumbent Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals
Mr. Zia Ullah Afridi against strong evidence that suggests
misappropriation of funds and misuse of authority.
Zia Ullah Afridi is politically affiliated with the ruling party
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.
According to proof and evidence attained by the Ehtesab Commission,
Mr. Zia Ullah Afridi is involved in misappropriation of funds that
has caused loss worth Billions of Rupees to the Provincial
It may be worth mentioning here that the DG mines and minerals is
already under arrest and undergoing investigation in the same case
by Ehtesab Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Minister will be presented before the Ehtesab Court for further
legal action with evidence suggesting illegal use of authority,
misappropriation of funds, favouritisms in appointments and
transfers in the department.
NAB (KP) Arrests Nawab Zada Mehmood Zeb the then Minister for
Technical Education, Manpower, Industries and Mineral Deptt (KP)
and 09 others in Misuse of Authority
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested accused
Nawab Zada Mehmood Zeb Ex-Minister for Technical Education,
Manpower, Industries and Mineral Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
along-with following 09 officials of Administration and Mineral
Deptt Khyber Pakhtunkhwa allegedly involved in illegal allotment of
Govt Reservoirs of phosphate to Rukhsana Javed School Teacher and
thus caused a colossal loss of approximately Rs.360.00 Million: -
1. Accused Shah Wali Khan, the then Secretary to the Government (KP)
Technical Education, Manpower, Industries and Mineral Development.
2. Accused Asmatullah Khan Gandapur, the then Additional Secretary
Mineral Development Deptt (KP) presently Commissioner Bannu
3. Accused Farhad Ali, the then Section Officer.
4. Accused Khan Badsha the then Deputy Director Mineral Deptt.
5. Accused Nauroz Khan Sernior Geologist, Directorate General of
Mines & Mineral.
6. Accused Ziarat Khan Serior Inspector of Mines presently
7. Accused Shakirullah the then Director Licensing Mineral Deptt.
8. Accused Perveiz Khan, Assistant Director (Litigation) Mineral
9. Accused Ehtisham-ul-Mulk, Assistant Director Technical College
During the course of inquiry/investigation it was revealed that
Sarhad Development Authority held an area of 1200 acres of
phosphate under Mining Lease from 1985 to 2005. The area was
surrendered back in 2005 and was required to be put through open
auction being proven despite as per Mining Concession Rules (MCR)
2005. A lady school teacher namely Rukhsana Javed applied for
prospecting license (PL) of the above stated land in 2004 however
that application was rejected. The lady went into litigation
against the department for the said rejection.
However in 2008 Nawab Zada Mehmood Zeb in connivance with other
co-accused including Accused Shah Wali Khan, the then Secretary and
Asmatullah Khan Gandapur, the then Additional Secretary and others
went beyond the lawful limits for ensuring the unlawful allotment
of 500 acres to Rukhsana Javed through PL. The then Minister used
to issue illegal directives to the officials regarding the
processing of this specific PL as per his wishes despite rejection
already approved from his department as evident from the record.
All the other accused persons used to get directives from the
Minister regarding the processing of this specific PL and paved the
way for his malafide intensions. Taking a total U turn, the
department accepted the offer of settlement from the lady and
constituted an illegal settlement committee on the orders of
Secretary. The committee interestingly recommended 500 acres from
the above stated 1200 acres for prospecting license to the lady in
exchange for withdrawal of court cases. In total contravention of
the rules of business Nawab Zada Mehmood Zeb chairing a meeting on
01-01-2009 approved the illegal recommendations of the above
committee. Vested interests of the Minister was evident from the
fact that even before approval of the said lease agreement was
signed between the lady (lessee) and Ehtisham-ul-Mulk front man and
cousin of the Minister.
In nutshell accused Nawab Zada Mehmood Zeb the then Minister and
all other accused persons misused their authorities in the illegal
allotment of 500 acres of proven deposit of phosphate to Rukhana
Javed who illegally excavated phosphate in collaboration with
Ehtisham-ul-Mulk the first cousin of the then Minister and jointly
caused a loss of Rs.360.00 Million to the National Exchequer.
The accused persons will be produced before the Accountability
Court Peshawar for obtaining their physical remand.