NAB assures PAC of expediting probe into KP projects.

ISLAMABAD -- The National AcAAcAoAuntability Bureau chairman informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday that the bureau had initiated inquiries against flagship projects of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government of PTI and these inquiries would conclude soon.

Briefing the PAC, NAB Chairman Aftab Sultan said that inquiries had been initiated into alleged corruption in Malam Jabba and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects some six weeks ago and these inquiries would be completed within six months.

In September this year, the PAC had directed the bureau to revive the investigation into the Malam Jabba and the Bank of Khyber cases. It also asked the bureau to pursue the BRT case in the Supreme Court.

In July last year, NAB had given a clean chit to Azam Khan, then PM's principal secretary, KP Chief MinisAter Mehmood Khan and ex-minister Pervaiz Khattak in the 275-acre Malam Jabba skiing-chairlift resort case.

An inquiry against them was authAorised to probe allegations of 'lease of forest land measuring 270 acres', 'extension of lease period from 15 to 33 years' and 'irregularities/violations in the bidding process'.

The bureau was also probing the illegal appointments in the Bank of Khyber. However, this inquiry was closed a couple of years ago.

Mr Sultan told the PAC that NAB would open an inquiry into the alleged misuse of the helicopter of the KP government. He said the bureau had acquired a list of those people who had misused the helicopter, adding that names of some media...

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