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Umar Saif fails to appear before NAB for irregularities in PITB

LAHORE: Former chairperson of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif on Monday failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore for irregularities in the IT board, ARY News reported.

The accountability watchdog had summoned him to launch an investigation into irregularities in the Punjab ITB department.

Sources said Umar Saif was accused of incurring millions of rupees loss to the national exchequer. They said he had illegally appointed people on the basis of nepotism on important positions.

The former chairperson PITB had also been an advisor to the former Punjab chief minister.

He has also been the vice chancellor of Lahore’s Information Technology University.

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In November last year, the Punjab government had removed Umar Saif as the chairperson of the PITB, Habibur Rehman Gillani had replaced him on the post.

Saif had assumed charge of the PITB in 2011.

During his tenure, he had digitalised the police department, land record system and other departments of the provincial government.

In December last year, the NAB had received a complaint against former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan for his alleged involvement in financial irregularities worth millions of rupees.

As per details, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader was accused of changing the map of an underpass in Faisalabad and awarding its contract on the basis of nepotism.

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