NAB Gets More Time To File Report On Probe Into Government Projects
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday granted two more months to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to produce a detailed report on its investigations into the alleged irregularities in the Bank of Khyber recruitment, Billion Tree Tsunami afforestation programme, and Malam Jabba ski resort land lease.
A bench consisting of Justice Roohul Amin Khan and Justice Syed M Attique Shah fixed Dec 8 for the next hearing into a pro bono petition filed by Dr Adil Zareef, Maimoona Noor and four other civil society members seeking it to declare that the NAB had failed to take action on ‘irregularities’ in several prominent projects of the provincial government.
It ordered the production of a detailed report about the three cases before the next hearing. The petitioners claimed that the NAB was carrying out selective accountability and had put all cases against members of the ruling PTI on the back-burner.
They requested the court to declare that the NAB has failed to perform duties in relation to the cases of the erstwhile KP Ehtesab Commission, alleged corruption in Billion Tree Tsunami project, alleged illegal appointments to the Bank of Khyber (BOK) and irregularities in the Malam Jabba ski resort lease, and that the failure was arbitrary and illegal.