New DG NAB appointed

Shehzad Saleem, the DG of the National Accountability Bureau in Lahore, has been transferred, according to a report by Baaghi TV. Jamil Ahmed, a new Grade 21 officer, has been appointed as the new Director General of the National Accountability Bureau in Lahore. Irfan Baig, DG NAB Sukkur, has also been transferred. Director HRM NAB announced that Mirza Sultan Saleem has been appointed as the new DG NAB Sukkur. Shehzad Saleem's notification has been posted in the NAB's Awareness and Prevention Cell.    

NAB’s actual recoveries stand at Rs 6.5 billion

The finance ministry revealed on Thursday that the National Accountability Bureau had only recovered and deposited Rs6.5 billion in the kitty since its formation, putting the anti-corruption watchdog's claim of recovering over Rs821 billion in jeopardy. Tanvir Butt, the additional secretary budget, told the Senate Standing Committee on Finance that the actual amount collected and deposited in the federal consolidated fund is just Rs6.5 billion. The recoveries during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government's tenure (2018-19 to September 2021) accounted for only Rs1.4 billion, or 21.5 percent of the overall recoveries.  

PM Imran Khan bans pornographic content online

  Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Thursday that in this day and age of contemporary technology, it is unavoidable to safeguard the country's youth, particularly children, from being exposed to immoral and unethical content available online. While chairing a discussion on censoring pornographic websites in the country, the prime minister stated that character development is critical in the age of modern technology. He mentioned that “The proliferation of tech gadgets and 3G/4G internet technology has made all sort of content available to everyone.”

Supreme Court: NAB failed to justify the custody of Khursheed Shah

  Syed Khursheed Shah, leader of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, was granted post-arrest bail by the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday in a case involving the acquisition of assets other than recognized sources of income. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not justify holding Khursheed Shah in jail for two years. The court granted release to the PPP leader on an Rs. 10 million surety bond, ruling that the anti-graft body had failed to present any basis for holding him in jail.

Fawad Chaudhry: Govt. to contact opposition for NAB ordinance 

Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister of Information, said the administration intends to implement electoral reforms that will make the election process and results more acceptable to everyone. On Sunday, he gave a speech at a gathering here. Hasaan Khawar, the Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information, was also present. He said the opposition would be contacted next week about the NAB ordinance, with the promise of integrating revisions that both the government and opposition agreed on into the bill.

Zahir Shah appointed as NAB Deputy Chairman

According to sources, NAB Zahir Shah, Director General Operations, has been authorised for the position of deputy chairman. The appointment of Zahir Shah has been authorised by President Dr. Arif Alvi. After Hussain Asghar's resignation on October 4, the position was left vacant. President Alvi had received the name of Zahir Shah from NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal.

Govt to approve the new ordinance for NAB without opposition

On Tuesday, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry stated that govt would not hesitate to approve a new ordinance for the NAB Chairman appointment sans opposition. "The new ordinance will strengthen accountability court and consolidate the system," he explained. The govt is trying to omit Section 6 of NAO which suggests the appointment of chairman by the approval of the President, the House, and opposition leader.

NAB Arrests Accused in Housing Society Fraud

ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 (APP): National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi has arrested Dr. Shafqat Ali and Luqman Mirani after rejection of bail from Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case of Bait-ul-Noor Housing Society, Karachi which was being probed by NAB Karachi. After transit remand, both accused persons would be shifted to NAB Karachi to obtain their remand, said NAB spokesman on Wednesday.