After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s notice of the arrest of Directorate of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) Abdul Samad, who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau on Friday for misusing his authority and criticism by other political leaders the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that a campaign has been launched by sympathisers of Director Archeology Dr Abdul Samad only to hinder the bureau’s efforts to bring culprits to justice.
“The campaigners are adamant on proving the myth that foreign qualified PhDs are not susceptible to any sort of corruption,” the anti-corruption watchdog said in a statement. “Any illegal appointment of any pay-scale is a corruption and cannot be overlooked as per law of the land and in this regard recent referral of several cases of Class-4 appointments to NAB KP for investigation by Honorable Peshawar High Court proves that violation of state’s rules and procedures is a serious crime.”
“The accused person has committed gross violation of laws in issuing NOCs of important archeological sites causing serious damage to national heritage. Similarly, the accused is allegedly involved in another case of corruption at Heritage Trail being investigated by the NAB. The initial cost of the project was Rs200 million which was drastically increased to Rs714 million with ulterior motives,” the anti-graft body contended in its statement.
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17 November, 2019