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To give an account of the money looted by the elected representatives of the people of Pakistan, the civil servants whose job it is to ensure the money is not looted along with, associates consisting of their immediate family, relatives, friends, etc, enjoying the illegal wealth, it is necessary to list the major cases before NAB Punjab presently being auctioned at Lahore. These include “Management of Eden Housing & Developers” and others, Lahore, accused person Dr Muhammad Amjad, amount involved approx. Rs 13000 Million. The “DHA City” scam, accused person Hammad Arshad, amount involved approx. Rs 13000 Million. Management of “M/s MNM Motorcycles Pvt Ltd”, accused persons Ahmed Siyal, Muhammad Faisal, Muhammad Jahangir, Ateeq Ahmad, Naeem Khalid, amount involved approx. Rs 10711 Million. Fourth, the Management of “Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC)”, “M/s Lahore Casa Developers (JV)” & Officers/Officials of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) & Others, accused person Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Fawad Hassan Fawad & Ahad Khan Cheema, amount involved approx. Rs 3399 Million
Then the Ex-Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), (illegal investment with M/s High Links Capital (Pvt) Ltd), accused person Asif Hashmi amount Rs 1321 Million. Followed by Fawad Hassan Fawad, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others (Assets Beyond Known Source of Income), accused person Fawad Hassan Fawad amount involved approx. Rs1000 Million. Also the Management of “M/s Haq Bahu Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd”, accused person Riaz Qadeer Butt, amount involved approx. Rs 856 Million and “Muhammad Ishaq Dar”, Senator & Ex-Federal Minister and others, accused person Muhammad Ishaq Dar, amount involved approx. Rs 834 Million. The Ex-Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board, accused person, Asif Hashmi amount Involved approx. Rs 774 Million, and “Ahad Khan Cheema” and others (Assets Beyond Known Source of Income), accused person Ahad Khan Cheema, amount involved approx. Rs 700 Million. Including Management of “Nandipur Power Plant” – misappropriation of High Sulphur Furnace Oil (HSFO), accused persons Qaiser Abbas, Dilbar Hussain and Ghulam Shabir, amount involved approx. Rs400 Million
There is also Management/Officers, Officials of “Punjab SaafPani Company South”, accused persons Muhammad Saleem Akhtar, Zahir-ur-din Khan & Engr Qamar-ul-Islam Raja, amount involved approx. Rs 345 Million and Management of “Mecca Sugar Mills (Pvt) Ltd”, accused person Riaz Qadeer Butt, amount involved approx. Rs 346 Million. And“M/s Capital Vision Securities (PVT) Ltd” Security Broker, accused persons Mirza Riaz Ullah Baig & Mirza Ejaz Ullah Baig, amount involved approx. Rs210 Million. Shuja Town Housing Society Sahiwal Scam, accused persons Sardar Zahid Shuja & Niaz Ahmad, amount involved approx. Rs 200 Million and “Pak Swedish Teachers Associations” Scam, accused persons Haroon Michael Yousaf, Muhammad Sameer Ilyas & Babu Abdul Quyyum, amount involved approx. Rs 105 Million. Followed by Management of “Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation” & “National Industrial Parks Development”, accused persons Khalid Mahmood Chadda, Muhammad Mohsin Syed & Muhammad Zubair, amount involved approx. Rs 82 Million.
If the fight against corruption is lost, all hope for a better and more equitable Pakistan is lost as well. With a long history in our country corruption has reached into the highest spheres of society. When threatened by accountability drives against them the high-ups in corruption tend to go berserk. They will do everything and anything to prevent their corruption to be disclosed, making than public would disable them from taking political posts and destroy their capacity for “lucrative business” through corruption. Character assassination of the people who are investigating their cases is one of the preferred weapons.