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Day after Sindh’s goodbye, NAB summons foster brother of Zardari

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Just a day after the Sindh’s own controversial accountability law came into force, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday summoned Owais Muzaffar for allegedly allotting lands illegally in the Malir River Bed.

According to reports, Muzaffar is the foster brother of former president Asif Ali Zardari and has served as the Sindh Minister for Local Government besides holding the charge of provincial government departments of Housing during the last Pakistan Peoples Party government.

According to media former minister is alleged that he in connivance with his “frontman” Aftab Pathan was involved in “aiding and abetting” of illegal allotments in Malir River Bed by “illegal and corrupt means”.

The call-up notice served to Muzaffar states the allotments can prove to be potentially detrimental to the environment and cause loss to the national exchequer.

Muzaffar has been asked to record his statement on August 18 before NAB.

The Sindh government on Thursday had officially ended the jurisdiction of the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in the province.

Meanwhile, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review performance of NAB HQ and Regional Bureaus on the basis of Mid Term inspection conducted by Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) at NAB Headquarter.

NAB Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) was deputed to conduct Mid Term inspection of NAB HQ and all Regional Bureaus in order to review and evaluate the performance of NAB HQ and all Regional Bureaus on the basis of newly introduced Quantified Grading System (PQGS).

Senior Member, Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) along with his team conducted the Mid Term inspection for the year 2017. He gave a detailed briefing to Chairman NAB about the Mid Term inspection done by (CI&MT) and highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of NAB HQ and all Regional Bureaus.

He informed that on the directions of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB Quantified Grading System (PQGS) was devised in 2014. Under this Quantified Grading System (PQGS), the performance of NAB HQ and all NAB’s Regional Bureaus is being conducted since 2014 at uniform criteria.

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