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Multan NAB arrests ex-Circle Registrar for misuse of power

Multan NAB arrests ex-Circle Registrar for misuse of power

MULTAN: The NAB Multan has arrested an ex-Circle Registrar for misuse of authority and facilitating of illegal allotment of plots in Government Officials Cooperative House Building Society Multan.

The accused was identified as Asmat Mehmood and he was caught from Multan International Airport upon his return from Saudi Arabia. NAB sources disclosed that the accused was produced before Duty Judge who granted him into the custody of NAB for four days.

According to details, the accused in his official capacity, misused his position and facilitated other co-accused persons for illegally reactivating Government Officials Cooperative House Building Society Multan in year 2010 which was defunct since 1959. Accused facilitated other co-accused persons for illegal allotment of 1946 plots in violation of bye-laws in both the phases.

The co-accused persons Iqbal Ahmed, ex-Inspector Cooperatives Multan, Muhammad Walayat Khan Deputy Registrar Bahawalpur Division (ex-District Officer Cooperatives Multan), Malik Naseer Ahmed Bhatti and other co-accused persons illegally used the Logo of MDA thereby giving false impression to general public luring them and thus collected Rs1.2 billion.

The society advertised, as it was being launched by MDA which was illegal and malafide. Till date marginal development worth Rs50 Million has been carried but not a single plot has been handed over to allottees. Earlier in 2016 the only permission allowed by MDA for phase-II was withdrawn by declaring the entire scheme as illegal.