NAB summons Khattak in land scam probe

NAB summons Khattak in land scam probe

Ali Sheikh

PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak will appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today (Wednesday) in land lease scam and helicopter case.

According to sources Chief Secretary Azam Khan is also summoned, NAB KP has summoned Pervez Khattak in the mega scandal of leasing out Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department’s 275 acres of protected land in Malam Jabba in violation of rules. As per sources the government has leased out Forest Department’s land for 33 years.

Earlier, chairman NAB had ordered an inquiry into the mega scandal and directed the KP NAB director general (DG) to immediately secure the relevant record and launch an inquiry in this regard. Various irregularities and illegal acts were detected in the Malam Jabba lease agreement.

Chairman NAB had taken notice of leasing out of 275-acre protected land of Forest Department to a private company Samson Group of Companies Lahore at tourist resort Malam Jabba in Swat. He has directed KP NAB DG to immediately secure all relevant documents including the lease agreement, and launch an inquiry in this regard.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister will also appear before NAB in the helicopter case, NAB had initiated inquiry of Imran Khan using the official helicopter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa allegedly for personal use.


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