Peshawar: NAB arrests 3 accused in Rs400m scam
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, on Wednesday arrested a former director general of the Provincial Housing Authority Javed Ahmad, ex–land acquisition collector Naveed Qadir and a frontman Muhammad Asif for their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of over Rs400 million.
After the arrest, the NAB issued a communiqué, in which it claimed that the accused had allegedly managed to pocket over Rs400.00 million on the pretext of land acquisition for the Provincial Housing Authority (PHA)’s housing scheme in Nathiagali in 2012.
The NAB stated that the accused had pocketed money for acquiring the land while the payment was not even approved by the competent authority. It stated that the PHA had also initiated a scheme without obtaining NoC from Forest Department and Galiyat Development Authority.
It was done without preparing the feasibility report, which was a pre-requisite, thus abusing the authority. The bureau stated that in initial interrogation, the accused had divulged the names of several influential people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for which high-level interrogation committee had been constituted by the bureau.