SUKKUR – Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur, Justice (R) Javed Iqbal appreciated the performance of NAB Sukkur under the supervision of DG NAB Sukkur, Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig.
He hoped that NAB Sukkur will continue to perform in future with same zeal and commitment, said in a press release issued on Wednesday.
While chairing a meeting to review the performance of NAB Sukkur especially conviction made under Section 10 of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO)-1999 and under Section 25 (B) of NAO-1999 from 2018 to 2020 at NAB Headquarters, which participated by Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA), Zahir Shah, DG Operations NAB, and other senior officers of NAB. During the meeting Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig, DG NAB Sukkur informed that NAB Sukkur also identified theft/embezzlement of 253,551.7 metric ton wheat amounting to Rs27.8 billion out of which an amount of Rs19.2 billion has been recovered and handed over to the government of Sindh.
The Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh has also issued a letter of appreciation addressed to Chairman NAB in this regard.
DG NAB Sukkur said that NAB Sukkur filed 67 references in the Accountability Court Sukkur, besides, 32 accused persons were convicted and also fined to the tune of Rs880 million imposed upon them. Whereas, 242 accused persons were convicted who returned Rs2.77 billion through Plea Bargain after approval by the Learned Accountability Court.
DG NAB Sukkur also informed that the menace of electricity theft has also been addressed with joint efforts of SEPCO and NAB Sukkur and an amount of Rs7.9 billion in the year 2020 and Rs1.810 billion in the year 2021 has so far been recovered.
He further informed that in the all NAB operations, total direct a0nd indirect recovery made is Rs28.84 billion in wheat scam and electricity theft etc.