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JUI-F chief’s brother Zia-ur-Rehman appears before NAB

PESHAWAR: The younger brother of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Zia-ur-Rehman was summoned by NAB for the second time. He is facing allegations of assets beyond income, illegal appointments and misuse of power. The bureau’s office in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had issued a call-up notice to Ziaur Rehman to appear before investigators on January 26.

Former chief secretary Sahibzada Riaz Noor, former secretary establishment Sahib Jaan, former secretary governor Ahmed Hanif Orakzai had also been issued notices by the bureau.

The bureau is probing into the illegal inclusion of Fazlur Rehman’s brother Zia-ur-Rehman in Provincial Management Service (PMS) in 2007. Ex-chief secretary and former secretary establishment had been summoned on January 27 and 28 respectively.

NAB had launched two separate inquiries against JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman. The son-in-law of Maulana Fazlur Rehman was also summoned by the bureau on January 28, whereas, a close aide of the JUI-F chief, Moosa Khan, had already been arrested.

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