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SC grants NAB two days to complete OGRA scam probe
 
 
 
SC grants NAB two days to complete OGRA scam probe

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Monday granted two more days to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for completion of inquiry in implementation case of former Chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja heard the hearing of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) scam case. Prosecutor General (Accountability) NAB KK Agha appraised the court that NAB required more time for inquiry for completion of the case. He told the court that complete investigative report would be submitted soon. The court while hearing the case gave two days more in the case and directed to complete probe till January 16.
Meanwhile, the apex court also adjourned hearing of CNG stations licence case till January 23.
The first reference of amounting to Rs76 billion regarding Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has been forwarded to Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Major (Retd) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry for final approval.
“The upcoming Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of the NAB would discuss the final approval of the OGRA scam, which is expected to be held on Wednesday,” the sources told The Nation on Monday.
According to sources after the final approval of the reference from the EBM and the Chairman NAB, the final challan regarding the accused and involved persons would be submitted to the Accountability Court (AC)-1 Islamabad for further legal course of action the sources added.
“The amount of OGRA scam has increased up to Rs 120 billion as the federal watchdog has already filed an interim reference of Rs44 in the (AC)-1 Islamabad during last November,” sources added. Similarly, NAB would present its progress report regarding OGRA scam on January 17th in the AC-1 Islamabad sources added
The Supreme Court on November 25, 2011 directed the NAB to probe into the matter. The NAB started its interim inquiry on November 30, 2011 against the allegations levelled by the complainant. He is accused of misuse of authority as chairman OGRA, illegal relocation of sites despite the government’s ban on new CNG stations, and illegal extension of provisional licences. Similarly, the accused was alleged for changing the operating income to non-operating income of SSGCL and SNGPL, the sources added.

 
 
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