ISLAMABAD - Owing to the government’s backing coupled with double standards of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Ogra Member Mir Kamal Murree allegedly involve in Rs80 billion corruption scam has secretly been fled abroad, it was been reliably learnt on Tuesday.Informed circles told TheNation that Ogra Member Finance Mir Kamal Murree had secretly managed to abscond to a foreign country of Switzerland after getting 40 days ex-Pakistan leave from Cabinet Division. They said the Member ran away only to save his skin from a strict action expected to be taken by the Supreme Court (SC) as the apex court had now once again sought an implementation report from the NAB over one of its order in this very regard. They were of the view that though NAB had issued arrest and search warrants of Tauqir Sadiq yet Islamabad Police and NAB succumbing to political pressure from the ruling party had so far showed leniency, as Tauqir Sadiq is a close relative of Jahangir Badar of ruling PPP. It must be noted here that following the deadline given by SC during May to implement its order, the NAB officials succeeded in arresting Member (Gas) Mansoor Muzaffar from his office while ex-Chairman (Ogra) Tauqeer Saddiq, Member Finance Mir Kamal Marree and their cronies operating in Ogra managed to disappear from the scene and resultantly sleeping NAB so far failed to arrest the alleged influential officials. Irony is that despite alleged heavy corruption worth of Rs 80 billion surfaced in Ogra, NAB had ostensibly given full protocol to the arrested Member (Gas) in accordance with advice of the government. Further, making mockery of the rule of law, men with disputed identities, as found guilty in the NAB inquiry, are still occupying lucrative slots in the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra). So far the government had not remove both Members (Mansoor Muzaffar & Mir Kamal Murree) from their respective responsible slots even it had not stopped them to see the matters of the regulatory authority and consumers affairs, adding, that both Members are getting their salaries.“Though all decisions regarding Rs 80 billion worthy corruption that took place in Ogra was done with the support of Tauqeer Sadiq, Mir Kamal Murree and Mansoor Muzaffar yet the NAB had adopted double standard in this regard by not taking due action to arrest the alleged Ogra officials,” a source opined. It is wroth mentioning here that NAB had submitted an inquiry report in Supreme Court on 12-1-2012 about a case in which it was established that Rs 80 billion corruption took place in connivance with the top guns of Ogra only to benefit influential ‘gas mafia’. This heavy corruption has cost the pressed masses of Pakistan additional burden as they have and even are bearing the heavy brunt of skyrocketing increase in gas prices. According to a NAB inquiry report, Dewan Petroleum Limited (DPL) got benefits with increased wellhead gas price, similarly illegal stay orders issued against gas theft cases, CNG stations were relocated which had resulted in huge increase in line losses of both gas distributing companies (SNGPL and SSGCL).