NAB opens inquiry against DFO Buner

The officer was alleged to have illegally purchased land measuring six kanals on exorbitant rates.
PESHAWAR: The Regional Board Meeting (RBM) of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday authorised inquiry against District Forest Officer (DFO) Buner Hashim Khan in alleged corruption case.

The officer was alleged to have illegally purchased land measuring six kanals on exorbitant rates through private negotiation for the construction of official and residential buildings for DFO Buner and his staff.

Similarly, construction on the subject land was also carried out on high rates without following tendering process thus caused huge loss to national exchequer. The board converted inquiry into investigation against Sub-Inspector Excise and Taxation Department Muhammad Mairaj regarding accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income worth Rs34.39 million.
The board meeting chaired by NAB Director General Brig (Retd ) Farooq Naser Awan was attended by directors, additional directors, case officers, senior legal consultants and other officers.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 3rd, 2017.

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