NAB approves investigations against Billion-Tree Tsunami Project

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Executive Board has approved 12 other inquiries including against the Billion-Tree Tsunami Project.

According to a press release, a meeting presided over by the NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, approved 12 other inquiries and six investigations into the Billion Tree Tsunami project.

The meeting was also attended by the deputy chairperson, prosecutor-general for accountability, director-general for operations, and other top officials in attendance.

Investigations into the KP Textbook Board’s officers and others, the Sindh Education and Literacy Department’s officials and others, and the Almasa Model Town and Professors Model Town’s administration and others were approved, the statement read.

A reference against a member of the Pakistan Petroleum Limited’s (PPL) Board of Directors, Asim Murtaza Khan, as well as others, was approved, the notification said, adding that the suspects were accused of corruption in a contract awarded to an oil and gas exploration company.

The statement further said “The NAB is very serious about eradicating corruption from the country and a corruption-free Pakistan. Its topmost priority is to bring mega-corruption cases to a logical conclusion.”

Rs468 billion recovered directly and indirectly by the anti-graft watchdog had been deposited into the treasury, it added.

The NAB’s performance, it stated, was praised by reputable national and international institutions. The institution “does not belong to any political party, group or individual but only to the state of Pakistan”, it said.

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