KARACHI – Director General of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi, Dr. Najaf Quli Mirza distributed checks worth Rs1001,413 million to various state officials including the Government of Sindh, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The checks were handed over in a ceremony held at the NAB Karachi office here on Friday, said a spokesman for NAB Karachi. The check for Rs29,648 million was handed over to the representative of the Main Secretary’s office, the Sindh Government.
The recovery was carried out by NAB Karachi through Plea Bargain under NAO, 1999 from the corrupt elements that supported various departments of the Sindh Government.
Another check of Rs2.04 million was handed over to the representative of the Chairman of FBR. This remedy is made in court Ref No. 18-B / 2017 entitled “The State V / s Muhammad Zubair Butt” filed by NAB Karachi accuses Muhammad Zubair Butt of admitting guilt for obtaining an illegal sales tax return and opting for a Bargain Request approved by the Accountability Court. The illicit money of Rs 2.04 million was returned to FBR.
A check of Rs903,218 million has been submitted to the MD PPL representative. This major recovery was carried out by NAB Karachi from the defendant Kamran Iftikhar Lari, Ex-Chief Operating Officer (COO), BYCO Petroleum Pakistan Limited.
Investigations of PSO Officials / Officers and others regarding abuse of power by PSO management in signing a sale and purchase agreement with M / s Byco Oil Pakistan Limited have been authorized as an issue identified during the arrest of the Former Minister of Petroleum & Natural. Resource.
After the investigation is complete, Reference No 26/2018 is submitted by NAB Karachi to PSO and BPPL officers.
During the trial of the case, Kamran Iftikhar Lari, Ex-COO, BYCO Petroleum Pakistan limitedly admitted his mistake and returned the illegal money. A return of Rs66,507 million was also handed over to the MD PSO representative. This was also found from the defendant Kamran Iftikhar Lari, Former COO, BYCO Petroleum Pakistan limited in the above mentioned references.
The other defendants face trial at the Karachi Accountability Court.