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NAB to launch inquiry against Agha Siraj, mayor Karachi over corruption charges

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ordered an inquiry on charges of corruption against former Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar.

The decision to launch the investigation was taken during an important meeting chaired by chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal.

According to statement, NAB has authorised three separate inquiries against Mr. Durrani.

One inquiry pertains to allegations of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income by the former PA speaker, while the second pertains to illegal appointments of 352 on government posts.

The third inquiry pertains to embezzlement of funds for the construction of the MPA Hostel and the construction of the new Sindh Assembly building, as well as the appointment of project directors for these projects.

In the case of Waseem Akhtar, NAB is conducting an inquiry against the city mayor as well as officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for allegations pertaining to the budget of Rs3.6 billion and the subsequent releases to the KMC, but the amount was not effectively utilized.

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