Defence ministry takes notice of CAA corruption

Published May 29, 2012 04:38am

The Nab was investigating claims of corrupt practices against CAA’s Public Relations department which include kickbacks received on granting of advertisement contracts to dummy newspapers, misuse of organisational resources and issuance of allowances by unfair means.   — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: After the National Accountability Bureau (Nab) began investigations into the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) alleged financial irregularities, the Defence Ministry took notice of the matter and sought a report from the Director General of the CAA within a period of three days, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, the ministry took notice of the investigations that began into the alleged misappropriation of funds by the Department of Public Relations of the CAA and has directed it to complete investigations into the matter and submit a report.

Sources added that the Nab acting on the allegations of corrupt financial practices in the CAA’s department of public relations had begun investigations into the Rs 900 million worth of advertisements issued during the previous 15 years.

The Nab was investigating claims of corrupt practices against CAA’s Public Relations department which include kickbacks received on granting of advertisement contracts to dummy newspapers, misuse of organisational resources and issuance of allowances by unfair means.

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