ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau Executive Board decided to file a reference against former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for appointing his son-in-law in the World Bank in violation of rules and regulations and misusing his authority as the PM.

The Board, at a meeting under the Chairmanship of Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Tuesday, also decided to file a reference against Employees Old Age Benefits Institute (EOBI) ex-chairman Zafar Iqbal Gondal and others. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for making illegal appointments during their tenure and causing a loss of Rs600 million to the national exchequer.

The Board decided to file a reference against Ministry of Housing and Works ex-acting secretary Maula Bakhsh Awan and Pak PWD Director General Gulab Zameer. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for illegal appointments of 746 persons in violation of rules and regulations which caused loss of Rs6.32 million to the national exchequer.

The Board in a case against Nasir Muhammad Ashraf, Director Harith General Trading LLC Dubai, Aamir Saleem Anwar Khan Chief Executive M/s Chimera Pvt Ltd, Tahir Saleem Anwar Khan, Director M/s Chimera Pvt Ltd and Nasir Saleem Khan M/s Chimera Pvt Ltd decided to further investigate the matter as a huge loss of Rs1.3 billion has been caused to the banks. It was directed to complete the investigation in 4 weeks time.

The Executive Board authorised an inquiry against Managing Director (MD) and Management of Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Services Corporation Limited (PASSCO). In this case, the accused persons are alleged for illegal recruitment in PASSCO during interim period, i.e. May/June 2013. The accused persons are also alleged for leaking of examination papers/recruitment test.

In a case against Senator Sehar Kamran regarding alleged corruption, misuse of authority and embezzlement of school funds collected from the students in the form of fee at Pakistan International School Jeddah, the Board decided to probe in the matter in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis through their Welfare Attaches. Huge embezzlement in school fees has been reported in this case.

In a case against M/s China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHCES), the Board granted 4 more weeks to NAB Sindh for further inquiry into the matter. In this case, the accused persons are alleged for Suspicious Transaction Report (STR) on different dates to Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) Government of Pakistan under AML Act 2010 against their customers who were maintaining bank accounts at different branches.