Illegal land allotments: NAB files reference against Deputy Chairman Senate

NAB summons Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a reference against Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla in an illegal land allotments case.

NAB accused the Deputy Chairman Senate of selling government plots to Abdul Ghani Majeed, son of Omni Group chief Anwar Majeed. According to the accountability watchdog, the Senator purchased fake shares in the name of his frontman by selling plots.

In its reference, which was presented in the court, NAB disclosed that the former PIA managing director Ijaz Haroon also played a key role in selling illegal plots to Abdul Ghani Majeed.

Along with Saleem Mandviwalla, the Bureau also nominated Ijaz Haroon, Abdul Ghani Majeed and Tariq Mehmood as offenders in the reference.

It is worth mention here that the former Managing Director of the national carrier, Aijaz Haroon has already been taken under custody over accusations of illegal land allotments.

The FIA’s Corporate Cri­me Circle, Karachi had arrested former PIA MD Aijaz Haroon and former Human Resource director Moham­mad Haneef Pathan said FIA Deputy Director Abdur Rauf Shaikh.

The officer said the FIA had registered an FIR against the two suspects on charges of illegal appointment of Salim Sayani as deputy managing director (DMD) in PIA in 2009 in “clear violation of PIA HR rules”. Mr. Sayani had also been booked in the case.