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NAB (National Accountability Bureau is an autonomous and constitutionally established federal office primarily responsible for efforts against corruption.

NAB approves 13 inquiries against bigwigs

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal on Tuesday approved 13 inquiries against former federal ministers and other influential personalities. Presiding over a high-level meeting, NAB chairman approved filing of references against former federal minister Arbab Alamgir Khan and his wife Asma Arbab. NAB sources said that Arbab Alamgir and his wife were accused of possessing assets beyond known sources of income and abuse of powers. The NAB meeting also approved inquiries against former…

SC directs nine officials of public sector companies to return inflated salaries

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) informed the Supreme Court on Friday that 45 officials of Punjab's public sector companies have showed willingness to return inflated salaries they have received.  NAB Director General Lahore Saleem Shahzad submitted a report to a two-judge bench of the apex court hearing a suo motu case related to higher salaries received by heads of companies. He said 45 officials have agreed to return the excess amount, while nine are unwilling to do so. He said the anti-graft…

Director of Paragon Housing society Qaiser Butt arrested from Khairpur

KHAIRPUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Director of Paragon Housing society Qaiser Ameen Butt from Khairpur where he went into hiding following the Bureau's probe into the housing society scandal. According to details, for past 15 years, Butt was in partnership with Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique who were already accused of corruption in the case. Earlier today, Khawaja brothers were granted a protective bail until November 26 by the Lahore High Court. The Interior Ministry…

NAB chairman orders to file reference against Shehbaz at earliest

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal has directed NAB Lahore to finalise a reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiyana-e-Iqbal housing scam at the earliest. Chairing a high-level meeting at NAB Lahore office,Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal ordered the NAB team to complete investigation into Ashiyana-e-Iqbal and Paragon Housing Society scams and vowed to offer his complete cooperation in this regard. He directed the NAB team…

LHC extends interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz till Nov 20

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, until November 20 in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, ARY News reported. Hamza had approached the LHC seeking extension in his interim bail to avoid possible arrest amid the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation. The PML-N leader had also requested the court that the case proceedings may also be deferred because his lawyer, Nazir…

Gag order issued for director generals, other officers of NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has imposed gag order on all the NAB officers including director generals, ARY News reported. The officers of the anti-graft body have been barred from giving interview to media and newsmen have been asked to contact spokesperson of the Bureau for any information.  This ban has been imposed following DG NAB Lahore Shehzad Saleem's recent interview to private news channels. Read More: Shehbaz Sharif to be arrested in more cases, DG…

SC accepts NAB appeals against Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday accepted for hearing appeals filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict that suspended the prison terms of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt (retd) Safdar.  A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, declared the appeals maintainable for hearing. The chief justice remarked the bench would determine whether or not to constitute a larger bench to…

NAB recovers Rs330 mln from ex-govt official in Lahore  

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday recovered  Rs330 million from the residence of a retired government official in Lahore.  According to the details, NAB officials, on a tip-off, conducted the raid on the residence of a former grade-16 official in EME society area of Lahore and recovered over Rs300 million. NAB officials said they conducted the raid on a report that the ex-government official possessed assists beyond known sources of income. The officials said that NAB recovered Rs100 million cash,…

Shehbaz initiated media trial of NAB, says Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said it was Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif who started the media-trial of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during his appearance in the house after his arrest last month. The minister was responding to a PML-N leader's criticism of the Bureau for what he said maligning members of Parliament. Led by the PML-N, the opposition on Friday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly calling attention…

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan slams PML-N for ‘maligning NAB’

LAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Friday slammed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over maligning National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to escape accountability, ARY News reported. Talking to journalists, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that NAB is an independent body and working freely to curb corruption in the country. He expressed anguish over the criticism on NAB by the opposition and added that PML-N trying to make anti-corruption watchdog's role controversial so as to escape…