NAB Authorises Inquiry Against TMA DG Khan

NAB authorises inquiry against TMA DG Khan

MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 30th Dec, 2016 ) : National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Multan has authorised an inquiry against TMA DG Khan, developers and others for running illegal housing schemes in DG Khan.

According to details, a complaint was filed by Muhammad Siddiq Gujjar s/o Bandu Gujjar that his father had sold 45 Kanal land to accused Mirza Asghar Ali s/o Muhammad Rafiq. Asghar also illegally occupied more than 30 Kanals land and in this way sold more than 75 Kanals of land to general public under the name of Gulshan-e-Noor private housing society in Mouza Gaddai, Multan Road, DG Khan, says a release issued by NAB Multan spokesman on Friday.

During initial probe it surfaced that accused Mirza Asghar Ali is also running two other illegal housing schemes namely Palm City and Shah Kamal Town. Further probe revealed that there were 163 housing schemes and Land Sub Divisions in DG Khan being illegally run by various persons in connivance with TMA, concerned Authorities/Regulators.

It was found that only two housing schemes were approved in DG Khan while seventeen (17) others were pending with TMA or authorities for one or other reason.

Fifty seven housings schemes were unapproved and amount recoverable is over Rs 100 million.

It has also come on record that there are other 87 Housing schemes being illegally run by developers and others in connivance with regulators, TMA and concerned authorities without obtaining NOC, formal approval or any type of permission while electricity, water and gas was also provided to many of these illegal housing schemes.

Regulators, TMA and all concerned authorities have overlooked legal formalities in accommodating these illegal housing schemes, the release said. Amount recoverable against these 87 illegal housing schemes is over Rs.

288 million. TMA DG Khan has miserably failed to exercise authority and this failure of TMA DG Khan and others have caused huge loss worth millions to national exchequer. The DG NAB while authorizing inquiry, has said NAB Multan is consistently continuing policy of `Zero Tolerance against Corruption'.

He further said that all culprits will be dealt with an iron hands without any fear or favour to anyone, the release concluded.