ISLAMABAD – The Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has taken serious notice of the news item highlighted by a senior anchor in his recent program regarding a fraud in the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) amounting to more than a billion rupees.

According to the news item the fraud had been committed in connivance with the senior bank officials, the most prominent of whom is an Assistant Vice President of the Bank.

The finance minister has tasked the Governor State Bank of Pakistan to investigate the matter and also send a report to the Finance Ministry within three days, so that the matter may further be preceded in accordance with the rules.-Online