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NAB to seek reference against SBCA DG

NAB to seek reference against SBCA DG

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi has sent an inquiry report to NAB chairman, Islamabad for filing a reference against Director General Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) on owning assets beyond his sources of income.

According to NAB, a reference would be sought against SBCA DG Iftikhar Qaimkhani, after an approval by the executive board meeting. As per the standard operational procedure (SOP), NAB is required to gain an authorisation from the NAB headquarters (HQs) to take further action against grade 21 officials.

DG SBCA Iftikhar Qaimkhani was allegedly involved in collecting billions (bn) of rupees and accumulating assets beyond means and partnering with builders in many housing projects. These revelations were made during the course of investigation against former SBCA director Nisar Ahmed Ansari who was arrested and interrogated. Following the interrogation, the authorities searched his house and seized important documents. Some of the seized documents revealed that the current SBCA DG owned assets beyond his means.

After receiving a complaint on May 10, 2017 Karachi NAB deputy director Mir Ali Raza Talpur, NAB additional director Shahzada Imtiaz Ahmed launched a probe into Iftikhar Qaimkhani’s assets after NAB chairman approved the inquiry request on September 13, last year.