ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Executive Board has on Thursday approved starting investigations into corruption cases against former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood and other officials of Parks & Horticulture Authority (PHA) and National Highway Authority (NHA).
An important meeting of the Executive Board of NAB was held today in Islamabad under the chair of NAB Chairman Chaudhry Qamar Zaman. The meeting approved opening cases involving corruption of billions of rupees. The board also approved opening two new cases of rental power corruption against Raja Pervez Ashraf and Punjab Youth Festival case against Rana Mashhood.
According to details, Reshman Power Plant had allegedly put a dent worth Rs. 890 million on the national exchequer while Young Jin Power Plant had cost us an extra Rs. 430 million. NAB Chairman has approved probe into the case against former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other officials of the Ministry of Water and Power.
The investigations have also been approved against Punjab Minister of Education Rana Mashhood Ali Khan for alleged corruption in Punjab Youth Festival funds, CDA officials in auction of commercial plots and NHA officials in alleged corruption of Rs. 210 million in Okara Bypass project.
NAB has also started inquiries against Wali Khan University Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr. Ehsan Ali and other professors over violation of the process in the appointment of 700 employees.