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NAB chief approves filing of reference against Agha Siraj

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) executive board on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to filing of a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in an assets beyond means case.

The board, chaired by NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, approved a reference against the PPP leader.

According to the bureau, Durrani allegedly misused his powers and accumulated assets, causing a loss of more than Rs1 billion to the national kitty.

It is noteworthy that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi had arrested Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad in February this year.

Meanwhile, the corruption watchdog also approved filing of references against PPP senator Rubina Khalid and Mazharul Islam, according to a statement.

It approved 12 inquiries against Akram Durrani, Sher Azam, Ghulam Nizamani and others.

The bureau approved filing of a reference against the erstwhile Fata’s education director Afzal Manan over alleged illegal appointment of teachers.

The NAB chairman directed the bureau’s officers to take corruption cases to their logical conclusion on a priority basis as per the laws.

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