ISLAMABAD  -   National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi region filed 50 corruption references including four against former premiers Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Nawaz Sharif, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Shoukat Aziz, and it also arrested 50 accused in different corruption cases in 2018.

NAB Rawalpindi received 7,841 complaints during 2018 and most of them were disposed of as per law. These numbers of complaints were higher ever in the history of NAB Rawalpindi as compared to last five years.

Complaint verification Cell, NAB Rawalpindi conducted various complaints verifications, inquiries and investigations and filed 50 corruption references in the respected Accountability Courts during 2018 and recovered Rs218 million from corrupt elements and dispersed among various government departments and affectees of various housing societies/cooperative societies etc. NAB Rawalpindi arrested 50 accused persons in 2018 which is highest ever number for NAB Rawalpindi in any year.

In different cases, NAB Rawalpindi has filed reference against Yousaf Raza Gillani, ex-Prime Minister in illegal publicity campaign through M/s Midas Pvt Ltd and attempt to cause loss to national exchequer. NAB Rawalpindi also filed references against former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills & Hill Metal Establishment.

The National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi filed corruption reference against, Dr Shoukat Ali Bangash Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Global Health Services (GHS) in a Rs1.28 billion of cheating public at large case. The accused solicited fake investments in the name of the Global Health Services (GHS) from overseas Pakistanis. The reference has been filed in Accountability Court Islamabad. NAB Rawalpindi recovered Rs, 3601.965 million in Rental power projects (RPPS) and distributed among contractors/ sponsors and Government department. The Main accused in these references are Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Ex-Minister, Shaukat Tareen, ex-Minister Finance, Ismail Qureshi and others. NAB Rawalpindi deals with 12 Rental Power Mega scandal cases and filed all References including Karke+y Ship,  Piranghaib Multan, Sahuwal Sailkot, Guddu Sindh, Naudero II Sindh, Summundri Road, Naudero-I Sindh, , M/S Reshma Power Generation Raiwand, M/S Young Gen Power Ltd, BhikkiSheikhupara, and M/S Gulf Rental Power Pvt Ltd in Accountability Court Islamabad.

NAB Rawalpindi also filed corruption reference in Accountability Court, Islamabad against Shaukat Aziz, ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaqat Ali Khan Jatoi, Ex- Federal Minister for W&P regarding illegal appointment of Basharat Hasan Bashir as Consultant MP-2 scale in AEDB.

NAB Rawalpindi also filed reference against Lt Gen (R) Javed Ashraf Qazi, ex-Secretary / Chairman Railways /ex-Federal Minister for Communication and Railways, Lt Gen (Retd) Saeed-uz-Zafar, ex-Secretary /Chairman Railways Board and officers/officials involved in illegal award of lease of “Railway Golf Club, Lahore in Accountability Court Islamabad.

NAB Rawalpindi filed reference against Nazar Abbas, Al-Abbas international educational consultants and others in Accountability Court Rawalpindi for commission of offence of cheating members of the public at large. As per details, Australian High Commission, Pakistan had referred a case to NAB Rawalpindi against Al-Abbas International, an Educational Consultancy Firm, of Pakistan. NAB Rawalpindi in Modarba case, accused Mufti Ehsanul Haq , CEO M/s Fayazi group of industries and nine accused persons have been convicted by accountably court.

The court had awarded 10 years imprisonment and Rs 9 billion fines to Mufti Ehsan while his nine other co-accused were imposed Rs1 billion fines. This conviction is maximum in history of NAB. NAB Rawalpindi also conducting investigation in various mega corruption cases which will be concluded as per law.