ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action against nuclear scientist Dr. Samar Mubarakmand and others after probing alleged embezzlement in the Thar Coal Gasification Power Project.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar observed that prima facie Dr. Samar seemed to be responsible for the loss of Rs 4 billion to the public exchequer.
During the course of proceedings, the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) submitted the audit report of the project in compliance with the court orders, which noted that about 100 megawatts (MW) electricity were to be generated by the project, which was shut down after producing 8 MW.
The CJP observed that the nuclear scientist had made false claims about the project that it would generate 100 MW electricity. Dr. Samar would present many excuses for the failure of the project, but the national exchequer had suffered a loss of Rs 4 billion, he added. Subsequently, the case was adjourned to a date in office.
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KP: ‘Honor’ killing incident condemned
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women has strongly condemned another brutal honor killing incident in Kohistan by the brother of Afzal Kohistani.
The incident was reported to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women by the Civil Society network on May 26, 2019. A month ago, Afzal Kohistani, a human right defender and a leading character in Kohistan Video Scandal was killed in Abbottabad, who stand alone against the honor killing issue in Kohistan, says a press release issued by the commission here on Monday.
An FIR was lodged against one of his brother Gul Nazar, who according to the FIR has killed one of his relative in the honor killing and accused him of having a relationship with his Bahbi Hira, wife of Afzal Kohistani.
Meanwhile, the family of the girl also moved an application in Thana Cantt Abbottabad that Hira Bibi, wife of Afzal Kohistani along with her daughter is also missing from last four (04) days. The family of the Hira Bibi has requested search and safe recovery of the missing Hira Bibi. The Commission took a serious notice of the matter as the life of Hira Bibi is in danger.
The Secretary of the Commission telephonically contacted the District Police Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Abbottabad and asked for serious actions against the culprits and safe recovery of Hira Bibi. The Commission also write letters to the authorities for immediate necessary actions in the matter and report furnish to the Commission on immediate basis. As this the case of Women Life.
N. Waziristan: 5 bodies found from a nullah!
N. Waziristan: Patrolling soldiers found five bullet-riddled bodies of unidentified people from a nullah in Boya area 1.5km away from the Army Check-Post in Shawal Valley here that was attacked by PTM workers yesterday.
It is pertinent to mention here that one of the five soldiers – who were critically wounded during the exchange of fire – has succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Gul Khan.
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NAB files reference against couple for blackmailing
ISLAMABAD: NAB prosecutor has filed a reference here on Saturday (25th May 2019) against a couple for attempting to blackmail its chairman and defrauding six others.
Recently some footage surfaced showing a man in conversation with a woman. It was insinuated that voice was that of NAB chairman. But according to the Bureau, it was the blackmailers’ propaganda.
The couple (husband in jail and female out on bail), allegedly linked with blackmailing group will appear before the court on 17th of June after Eid-ul-Fitr.
It is pertinent to mention here that 36 witnesses recorded their statements with the bureau against the two suspects.