Suspended NAB officers attached with headquarters


MULTAN: Three officers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), suspended from service for alleged corruption and misconduct, have been attached with the NAB Headquarters after it was revealed that the official documents were being signed in back dates.
On May 24, additional director (staff) Ahmed Mumtaz Bajwa and assistant directors Ali Arslan and Faisal Manzoor were suspended from service by the chairman NAB over allegations of taking bribe worth Rs10.5 million.
Sources said the decision was taken after it was revealed that Mr Bajwa wrote a letter to the State Bank of Pakistan’s director banking policy and regulations department against a person and his family member who lodged the complaint against him and other NAB officials.
In the letter he stated that the NAB Multan was conducting an inquiry against Farrukh Mumtaz (complainant), his wife Shaista Qaisar, three daughters and son for corruption, corrupt practice by misuse of authority, accumulation of assets beyond known source of income and a general search of bank accounts in name and style of the persons may be carried out in Punjab and certified copies of relevant documents, including statement of accounts and debit/credit vouchers, be provided for further processing of inquiry.
Sources said that the letter was written on May 24 after the issue of the suspension order but date of May 23 was put on the letter.
The NAB Multan closed the complaint against Farrukh Mumtaz, executive engineer of highway, Bahawalpur, and referred it to the Anti-Corruption Establishment but when Mr Mumtaz lodged a complaint against NAB officers, the complaint was reopened and converted into an inquiry.
The NAB chairman’s inspection and monitoring team is probing into allegations of extending undue favor to the accused persons in the investigation of another case and seeking benefits by the officers of NAB Multan, including Mr Bajwa.

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