NAB Chairman for strict action against illegal Housing Societies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Friday sought explanation that how illegal Housing Societies came into existence in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, and how No Objection Certificates (NOCs) and layout plan were issued to those societies without following proper rules and regulations.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal sought explanation from Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), and directed them to submit details of Private Housing Societies in Twin Cities, besides uploading details on their websites and get it published in various newspapers.

The NAB Chairman said that due to negligence by departments concerned, the corrupt elements collected hard earned money from people and in return no plots were allotted to them.

The Chairman directed a complete report in this regard should be presented to NAB so that the bureau could ensure bringing back money to people by taking strict action against corrupt and criminal elements under law. He said that he took notice of illegal activities of Private and Cooperative Housing Societies and helped returning millions of rupees to people during last three months.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal also sought a report within two months on alleged monetary corruption in Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). He also directed probe in light of public complaints and audit reports regarding misuse of public resources in these departments.

Besides, the NAB Chairman also ordered arrest of corrupt proclaimed offenders (POs) to curb the evil. He said that after taking over charge as the NAB Chairman, he ensured implementation of “accountability for all” with zero tolerance.

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