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NAB Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari. — Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday said that it had recorded the statements of three retired military officers and two civilians in a case related to alleged fraudulent allotment of 141 kanals of Pakistan Railways land in Lahore to the management of the Royal Palm Golf Club, DawnNews reported.

The bureau moreover stated that a report pertaining to the case would be submitted before the court upon the completion of the probe.

The former military officers whose statements were recorded are: Lt-Gen (retd) Javed Ashraf Qazi, Lt-Gen (retd) Saeeduz Zafar and Maj-Gen (retd) Hamid Hassan Butt

The three had been summoned by NAB for their alleged involvement in the leasing out of railways land in 2001, reportedly causing a loss of over Rs10 billion to the national exchequer.

The two civilians, whose statements were recorded, are: Khursheed Ahmad Khan, former finance member, and Iqbal Samad Khan, ex-general manager (operations), of Pakistan Railways

The NAB moreover stated that it would not fixing responsibility upon anyone and was simply probing the allotment.

It said the probe report would be submitted to the court which was the body mandated to finding responsibility in the case.

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Comments (4) Closed

Nov 10, 2012 09:35am
Whatever happens in Pakistan, is amazing.
Nov 10, 2012 02:08pm
Dawn has come up with very good articles good work by dawn.
Nov 10, 2012 12:33pm
This is shocking; the term "an Officer and a Gentleman", appears to have faded away from the Senior Officers rank. There were days when the whole village would be proud to have one of them in the forces. Everyone believed that the forces makes a man out of you; sadly the corruption diease of civil society has now infected our forces or maybe it was always present but no one dared to investigate it.. Although I am not stereotyping but it appears the corruption amongst the forces has gone worse. I have yet to see a general or high ranking officer (whether retired or serving) being held accountable for their corruption.
M. Asghar
Nov 10, 2012 10:42am
Slowly but surely the accountability as the basic rule of behaviour has started to play its role in the institutions of the state.