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     October 23,  2015




Chitral Times Report

PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Abdul Hashim private person involved in fraud in acquisition of land for Housing Scheme at Surezai Bala Peshawar and caused loss to the National Exchequer.

As per details, an investigation into embezzlement in Government Funds in acquisition of land for Surezai Housing Scheme by Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is under progress. The allegation involves embezzlement of millions of rupees in the process of acquisition of land for housing scheme at Surezai Bala. The land owners in Surezai were paid less than the price per kanal fixed as compensation of land by the Govt. During the process of payment of compensation of land, few land owners were paid twice.

During the course of investigation, it was revealed that during the process of acquisition of land by Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) in Surezai Bala Peshawar, the accused Abdul Hashim being land owner has illegally received double payments form PHA as compensation of his family land measuring 32 Kanal and 7 Marla. The accused illegally received amount of Rs.37,85,393/- despite the fact that his father and other family members had already received payment for land.

The accused person presented before the Accountability Court Peshawar and obtained 7 days physical remand.



Chitral Times Report

PESHAWAR: NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today arrested Rizwan Ali Branch Manager and Abid Mahmood Abbassi Operation Manager of NIB Bank Shoba Chowk Branch, Peshawar. They are allegedly involved in full connivance with accused Tariq Awan Secretary WWB, Abdul Waheed Qureshi Project Officer WWB and other accused persons in commission of the offence of corruption and corrupt practices in procurement of equipment and caused huge loss to national exchequer worth Billions of rupees.

As per details, the accused Rizwan Ali Branch Manager NIB Bank in connivance with Tariq Awan Secretary WWB and other accused persons, opened illegal account in NIB Bank, with the titled of ‘Secretary Labour’. No approval of Secretary Labour was obtained for this account. The account was used for deposit of cheques of huge sum issued in the name of Secretary Labour by WWB and then transferred in the account of Secetary WWB for making payments of illegal contracts. The then Secretary Labour was kept totally ignorant from this account. A huge sum of more than Rs. 2.29 Billion was credited and then withdrawn by accused persons from this account illegally. Furthermore, he is also involved in opening of fraudulent account of accused Firms M/S Ashraf Enterprises.

The accused Abid Mahmood Abbassi remained Operation Manager NIB Bank Shoba Chowk Branch Peshawar. He in capacity of Manager Operation illegally deposited cheques issued in the name of Secretary Labour in the account of accused Tariq Awan. The said official cheques were properly crossed and could not be deposited in the said account. Furthermore the accused Abid Abbassi is also involved in fake Call Back Confirmation (CBC) from the signatories of the account of Secretary WWB from which huge amounts were withdrawn through alleged fake signatures of Director Finance WWB and embezzled.

It is pertinent to mentioned that Tariq Awan Secretary WWB and many of the accused persons involved in the instant scam had already been arrested by NAB (KP). The apex Anti-Corruption Organization is actively perusing the case and more alarming facts are yet to be unearthed.

The accused persons will be produced before the Accountability Court Peshawar for obtaining their physical remand.



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