KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested former Director General Karachi Development Authority, Syed Nasir Abbas, here from central prison.
Abbas was shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation in money laundering case, according to reports. Abbas was already arrested and sent to jail on judicial remind in concealing facts about his passports.
On Thursday, local court ordered to give Abbas in the custody of NAB, which pleaded that the accused is wanted in several corruption and money laundering cases.
Last month, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Syed Nasir Abbas, Director General of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA), for concealing facts regarding his passports.
An FIR no 320/2017 was registered in FIA AHT Circle, Karachi on the complaint of Azhar Hussain Kalwar, Deputy Assistant Director Regional Passport Office, Karachi.
“Consequent upon Enquiry No. 45/2017 dated of FIA ANT Circle Karachi it transpired that accused Syed Nasir Abbas s/0 Syed Alamdar Hussain Director General (BPS-20), Karachi (Development Authority (KDA) being a Government servant obtained Pakistani Passports by misdeclaration, concealment of facts,” reads FIR, a copy of which is available with The Frontier Post.
According to FIA the accused declared his profession as business instead of Government Servant.
According to FIR, the complainant submitted that that Syed Nasir Abbas had applied for grant of subsequent passport and while processing his case it transpired that Syed Nasir Abbas obtained his previous passport reported lost with profession as Business Owner, whereas he has mentioned his current job as government employee.
“From the Enquiry conducted / available evidences on record, it has been established that accused Syed Nasir Abbas s/o Syed Alamdar Hussain, Director General (BPS-20), Karachi (Development Authority (KDA) Karachi obtained manual Pakistani Passport No. A193877 dated 23.10.1995 from Toronto as well as MRP KQ1013821 dated 15.04.2015 from RPO Sadder Karachi by mis-declaration / concealment of facts”, according to the FIR.
These facts, according to FIA, constitute the commission of offence punishable under section 6(1)(a)(c) Passport Act 1974. “Hence, registration of the case against accused Syed Nosir Abbos s/o Syed Alamdar Hussain, Director General (BPS-20), Karachi (Development Authority (KDA) resident of D-32, Rizvia Society F.B. Area Karachi with the approval of competent authorities”.