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NAB’s three special prosecutors probing high-profile cases in Sindh resign

KARACHI: Three special public prosecutors of the National Accountability Burea’s (NAB) Sindh chapter tendered their resignations on Monday. 

The three prosecutors — Munsif Jan, Yasir Mughal, and Naseem Malik — were representing the anti-graft body in high-profile corruption cases including the investigations into alleged corruption by former minister Sharjeel Memon, the Port Qasim and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) corruption probe.

The replacements of the three officers, who were investigating financial irregularities in several major institutions, are yet to be hired.

Inquiries against Sindh Assembly Speaker, Karachi mayor

In July, NAB had authorised three separate inquiries against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Agha Siraj Durrani. One inquiry pertained to allegations of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, while another pertains to illegal appointments on 352 government posts.

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

In the case of Waseem Akhtar, NAB had launched an an inquiry against the city mayor as well as officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for allegations of embezzlement in the Rs3.6 billion budget and subsequent releases to the KMC which were not properly utilised.

NAB has also launched investigations against Director General Sindh Building Control Authority Iftikhar Qaimkhani and former Special Assistant to chief minister Sindh Imtiaz Mallah.

 

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