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NAB criticised for not taking action against Rs 62 bl land scam accused

Rawalpindi: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been criticised for not taking any action against accused in the Rs 62 billion land scam in which some one hundred and fifty thousand people lost their savings.

who brought the scam to the limelight, said in a statement on Sunday that NAB is not doing anything against property tycoon Malik Riaz and officers of the DHA who deprived many of their lifetime savings.

He said that he has provided sufficient evidence against the accused but due to some reasons NAB was reluctant to initiate probe. The investigators entrusted to find the facts seem only interested in wasting time and delaying investigation.

Nab is not proceeding in accordance with the law which amounts to sheltering criminals and denying justice to those who lost money and residential plots in the scam.

It may be mentioned that following the public uproar, the Chairman NAB released an official statement on June 8 promising probe into the land scam and inquiry against NAB Rawalpindi officials who filed the case without sufficient grounds, said Col. Tariq.

The statement of Chairman NAB Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari proved to be a tactic to gain time which only helped Malik Riaz of Bahria Town and officials of the Defence Housing Authority Islamabad, he alleged.

Col. Tariq maintained that he has filed complaints with all the concerned departments only to know that none is willing to take action against influential.

Many departments including NAB must have reasons behind their lack of interest but fact remains that the affected people including civilians and military personnel are running from pillar to post since four years to get some relief.

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