ISLAMABAD, July 14: The National Accountability Bureau has approved fresh inquiries against a number of high-profile individuals including former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and opposotion leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.
The decision was taken during a meeting of th executive board of NAB.The meeting was attended by the NAB deputy chairman, prosecutor general, director-general operations and other senior officials of the Bureau.
According to a press release, NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that NAB is making utmost efforts to eradicate the country of illegal acitivities and corruption. All inquiries and investigations have been ordered on the basis of accusations raised and are in no way final or binding,” he said, adding NAB’s foremost priority is to see to the conclusion of mega corruption case.
The meeting accorded approval for a probe into illegal activities by chief executive of Earth Resource Private Limited (ERPL) and others who have been accused of taking undue advantage of their position for their benefit.
The meeting approved an investigation against Nawaz Sharif, making no mention of the nature of the probe.
It also approved inquiries against former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, former senator Sartaj Aziz, former deputy inspector general of traffic police in Punjab Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan and others, member of the Punjab Assembly Meher Hamid Rasheed, developer of Heaven Villas in Faisalabad Meher Abdul Rauf and others, former members of the Punjab Assembly Ateeq-ur-Rehman and Sheikh Ijaz Ahmed and others and the defaulting PhD scholars of University of Punjab.
Moreover, it approved separate investigations against Shehbaz, former secretary to chief minister of Punjab Javed Mahmood, former director-general Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Khan Cheema and others.
Additionally, inquiries against the management, officers and members of the environment management company Faisalabad Industrial Estate and Development Management Company (FIEDMC), the Punjab Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (PIEDMC), Lahore Transport Company, Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company, Gujranwala West Management Company were ordered shut due to a lack of evidence, as per the law.