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NAB orders corruption probe into 56 companies under Punjab govt

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Saturday called for an inquiry into alleged corruption and hiring based on nepotism in as many as 56 corporations working under the Punjab government.

According to NAB sources, the anti-graft body has been receiving complaints of corruption, irregularities in hiring and misuse of resources in the companies operating under PML-N led provincial government.

The directives to scrutinize the corruption in these companies have been given in light of complaints received, sources said.

However, NAB chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has sent a clear instruction that none of the companies should be barred from working during the investigation, the sources added.

It should be noted here that a mega corruption case of Rs80 billion in Punjab companies is already being heard by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The court has issued notices to the executives of the companies and other respondents in the case, besides seeking a reply from the provincial government.

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