KARACHI –  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ordered an inquiry into corruption allegedly committed by Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and former Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

NAB chief Justice (r) Javed Iqbal directed the Sindh NAB director general to verify a complaint against Waseem Akhtar for his involvement in Rs3.6 billion corruption in funds.

The anti-graft watchdog would also investigate allegations levied against Agha Siraj Durrani, over assets beyond known sources of income, misuse of authority, and embezzlement in funds allocated for MPA Hostel and construction of a building for the provincial assembly.

NAB has also approved an investigation against Karachi SSP Fareed Sarhandi for allegedly committing irregularities in recruitment of policemen.

The Bureau’s regional board greenlighted another inquiry against the director general of the Sindh Building Control Authority, Iftikhar Qaimkhani, for allegedly accumulating assets beyond his known sources of income.