NAB to scan KP's Billion Tree Tsunami project over corruption allegations

05:04 PM | 12 Mar, 2018
NAB to scan KP's Billion Tree Tsunami project over corruption allegations
ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau has decided to investigate allegations of corruption surrounding the 'Billion Tree Tsunami' project launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government led by Pakistan Tehreek- e-Insaf.

The decision to initiate an inquiry against the landmark project was taken at a meeting of NAB’s executive board that was chaired by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal at its Islamabad office on Monday.

Interestingly, Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali had requested Chief Justice of Pakistan to look into rampant corruption in the Billion Tree Tsunami, on Sunday.

Investigation Against Nawaz Sharif over HEC Chief's appointment

The accountability watchdog also decided to verify the allegations regarding the illegal appointment of Higher Education Commission Chairman Mukhtar Ahmed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and officials of establishment division.

Illegal Housing Societies

The graft-buster also reviewed pending cases against the illegal private cooperative housing societies of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and the subsequent actions taken by the concerned departments including the Capital Development Authority, Rawalpindi Development Authority and Islamabad Capital Territory for recovery of ill-gotten money.

The NAB chief directed the Director-General Rawalpindi bureau to take the legal course for ensuring the recovery of public money and to wrap up the pending investigations to bring to justice, the perpetrators behind them.

'CDA, RDA, and ICT should timely inform the public about the illegal private and cooperative housing societies so they are not deceived' directed the NAB chief.

The NAB chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal also instructed the relevant departments of Islamabad, Rawalpindi to identify the private and co-operative housing societies and display their details on the website.

He also advised the masses to invest their hard-earned money in the housing societies after due deliberation as per legal injunctions.